Nicki Minaj is breaking her silence about her fatherís death.
After returning with new music, the rap queen penned a letter to her fans on her official website in which she addressed the ďdevastating lossĒ of her dad, who was killed in a hit-and-run in February.
Minaj admits it has been difficult to grapple with the loss. ďTho I canít really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life,Ē she said. ďI find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that heís gone. Life is funny that way.Ē
She added, ďMay his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed.Ē
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She also mourned the recent death of DMX. ďThe passing of DMX hit me like a ton of bricks,Ē shared Nicki. ďLosing him felt like losing someone I grew up with. I adored him. Blessings to his family.Ē
The new mom, who welcomed her son last fall, has been enjoying motherhood. She revealed that her baby boy, who she affectionately calls ďPapa Bear,Ē loves watching Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and that he recently said ďmama.Ē
ďIíve also been completely overwhelmed with joy & fulfillment in the world of Papa Bear,Ē gushed Nicki. ďEach day creates a new & fascinating, magical memory that I hide far away into a little cute compartment of my heart; vowing never to forget any of it.Ē
Elsewhere, Nicki shared her love for The Crown and Ma Raineyís Black Bottom starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. ďHis acting knows no bounds. I canít believe he was taken from us so soon. The man was on his way to becoming a full-fledged ICON!!!Ē she said of the late actor.
Minaj released her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty to streaming services for the first time on Friday featuring three new tracks including ďSeeing GreenĒ with Drake and Lil Wayne. She is now working on her fifth studio album.
ďI canít wait to share these new vibez wit yall,Ē added Nicki. ďItís so important to always go back to basics for me. This world of smoke & mirrors can blind you. Be careful.Ē