The “Super Bass” hitmaker has always spoken candidly about her tough upbringing and her parents’ strained relationship.
She revealed she became obsessed with looking out for her beloved mum’s safety whenever she and her dad had a falling out, contactmusic.com reported.
“My mother left him many different times and came back. He would beg, cry, stalk us… One time, he pulled my mother out of a car and dragged her for two blocks,” Minaj said.
“After that I had a phobia about unlocked doors. Anywhere my mother and I were, I made sure the door was locked, because that was my only way to protect her,” she added.