The 'Super Bass' rapper's father Omar had problems with alcohol and drugs which made Minaj fear for her mother, Nina's life, Femalefirst reported.
"I wanted to kill him. 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," she said.
Nicki's mother and father are still together, but his actions have had a lasting effect on his daughter's attitude to men. "You know, when you see your mother going through that you think, 'I'll never do that when I get older.' I always put my foot down with men. I let them know, 'I'm not going to submit to you.'