Nicki Minaj is about to kiss the single life goodbye when she gets hitched with childhood friend Kenneth Petty.
Their relationship has been the subject of controversy, as Petty is a registered sex offender.
But Minaj took to Twitter Sunday in defense of their relationship, opening up about her past ‘toxic relationships.’
Toxic relationships: Nicki Minaj took to Twitter Sunday in defense of her relationship with Kenneth Petty, opening up about her past ‘toxic relationships’
The 36-year-old started a series of tweets, writing: ‘When u see a woman in a toxic relationship, rather than laugh & say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart & root for her to learn her worth.
‘We’ve all been there. I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior…’
She then addressed all the ‘beautiful souls’ following her with some tips on recognizing this kind of relationship.
Minaj wrote: ‘A man who loves you does not: 1. Humiliate you on social media 2. Beat you 3. Cheat on you 4. Call you out of your name/put you down to lower your self esteem due to his own insecurities. 5. Hide his phone, passwords, where abouts, etc.’
She added in another tweet: ‘I rlly used to think love had to hurt. So I could never look down on anyone else. We are merely human. It’s not easy to leave… A man should make you feel safe, not afraid.’
The Barbie Dreams artist also opened up about abuse she faced in a previous relationship and how she finally feels ‘unconditionally loved’ in her current relationship.
She wrote: ‘I remember being so afraid to speak cuz I never knew when that person would be in a particular mood and I could maybe say one wrong thing that would get me hit.
‘So the diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved.’
Minaj concluded on an uplifting note: ‘But I first had to learn how to love MYSELF.
‘if you wouldn’t let a man treat your mother, your sister or best friend like that b/c you LOVE them, then you wouldn’t let a man treat YOU like that b/c you love YOU. This isn’t about judging. We judge too much. Lift them up.’
p class=”imageCaption”>Controversial relationship: Her whirlwind romance with Petty, which went public last December, has been the subject of some controversy, as fans have pointed out that Petty is a registered sex offender in the state of New York
Defending her man: Minaj defended him at the time, writing in an Instagram comment: ‘He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship’
Second marriage license: She and Petty received a second marriage license last month after letting their first one expire, following the allotted 90-day window
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