In a recent interview with TV news magazine Nightline rapper Nicki Minaj said she wanted to “kill” her father when she was a child and now her dad has decided to speak out about his daughters comment, claiming that he’s not the violent jerk she has painted him as.
In her interview Nicki Minaj called her dad Omar a drug addicted alcoholic who threatened to kill her mom and went so far as to burn down their house at one time.
Nicki claimed of her childhood:
“I wanted to kill [my dad]. I used to wish he was dead … ‘We were afraid for my mother’s life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her.”
Much like her claims that she’s going to take over the top rapper spot from Jay-Z various family sources say Minaj’s anecdotes are grossly exaggerated and although they agree her father had anger issues they say things never reached the level Nicki claims they did in her interview.
That same source says Omar had no idea that Minaj felt so strongly against him and that he was crushed that she chose to air her issues with her dad in the media spotlight instead of talking to him directly.
According to TMZ’s source her father says he loves Nicki very much and always will.
In the meantime Nicki Minaj continues her attack on everyone from Jay-Z to M.I.A. apparently her goal is too completely alienate herself from the industry that made her famous. Here’s the perfect of example of her attacks against other industry people, this time featuring Lady Gaga: