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Nicki Minaj's Dad

Gutted She Wanted to 'Kill' Him

4/15/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nicki Minaj
's father is completely torn up over the rapper's recent comments -- that she wanted to "kill" him when she was a child -- and now, he wants the world to know he's not some violent monster.

In case you missed her recent "Nightline" interview, Nicki went OFF on her dad Omar -- describing the guy as a drug addict and alcoholic who often threatened to kill her mother ... once even burning down their house.

Nicki said, "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."

But family sources tell TMZ, Nicki's anecdotes are grossly exaggerated -- Omar admits he had anger issues when she was a child ... but insists it NEVER reached the point Nicki described in her interview.

Sources tell us, Omar never knew Nicki felt this way about him -- and he's absolutely crushed she decided to air her grievances in the media.

We're told her father still loves Nicki very much ... and always has.

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61.

OBAMA CLAUS     

That's sad , She has really had a hard row to hoe, no pun intended.

831 days ago
62.

TMP    

A LOT of people that knew her when she was growing up all said the same things.. that she lied about her father to create some kind of traumatizing background. It's really pathetic when you think you have to lie and throw someone under the bus just to make people think you had it hard growing up... some people actually did. This stupid broad sucks at making music and to keep the attention herself, LIES about having a jerk father. What a dumbass. Celebrities... so many of them are all the same. Trash and liars who will say anything and hurt anyone to get some attention.

831 days ago
63.

Megan    

Perhaps when your new album is complete crap and you have no talent, the next best thing is to make up hardships about your childhood.

830 days ago
64.

2idiots    

I have no interest in reading this "article" but i have to say this B.itch gets on my nerves. She's SO annoying.

830 days ago
65.

Jazzy    

You're all selfish, mean people. Nicki Minaj has been through a lot and has a lot of haters, but she continues to succeed and not allow people to bring her down. She's an intelligent, strong woman and very talented. You ignorant people need a life. Nick, I am on your side. You're a beautiful person.

830 days ago
66.

bluzzone    

She's a lip syncing freak.

830 days ago
67.

nof    


Hook him up to a polygraph if you want the truth -


The two things batterers most fear - polygraphs -

Or therapists they can't con/snow.


Go away, dude - she's dismissed you ... leave.

830 days ago
68.

KEE    

FOR ONE HER DADS NAME ISNT OMAR **** FACE BASTARDS FOR TO ALL YOU SAD BITCHES TALKING **** BUT WHERE IS YALL MONEY !? SHE MAKING MILLIONS BITCHES WHAT YALL DOING BESIDES TALKING **** ON A SOCIAL NETWORK ? YALL PROBABLY SITTING AT HOME IN YOUR PARENTS BASEMENT DOING NOTHING WITH OUR LIFE !!! NICKI IS DOING THINGS OTHERS COULDNT SJE MAY BE WEIRD BUT GUESS WHAT HER WEIRD ASS GOT LOADS OF CHASE U ****ERS ! YALL DONT EVEN HAVE A HAND FULL OF CASH ! GET A LIFE BEFORE YALL COME AT HERS YALL DONT KNOW WHAT SHE BEEN THRU AND U BASTARDS AT TMZ CANT CHOKE ON HER BIG **** STUPID ASS BUMS! LEAVE NICKI OUT YALL BLOGS SHE DOESNT GIVE A **** ! IT ISNT PHASING HER NOT ONE BIT STUPID BITCHES ! SHE IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO BEEN THRU A HELLL OF A LOT GIVE HER HA PROPS BITCHES !!!!!!!!!!!!

830 days ago
69.

Luluu    

TRAINWRECK!!!!

830 days ago
70.

Luluu    

Nicki your a disaster..Your music is CRAP...And your a dolt..your pathetic lyrics..bitch!

830 days ago
71.

christy    

If this really happened then do u blame her for how she feels it isn't easy living in a abusive home

830 days ago
72.

ShrinkWrap    

She somehow missed the memo that she is not even close to being relevant.

830 days ago
73.

Rolls    

Nicki shouldn't have announced this to the media, but I believe her. Why would she exaggerate a horrible childhood. She is a genuine person who still is angry and sad about her past relationship with her father.

830 days ago
74.

MJB's #1 Fan    

I used to be a fan, but she is getting ridiculous. I'm tired of these psuedo celebrities constantly bringing up their childhood issues. Why do they always wait until their have a new album or movie to begin yelling about abuse or being homeless? I'm numb to it.
When I hear these stories, I no longer feel sorry for them -- I find the stories hard to believe.

830 days ago
75.

Sue    

Nicki Minaj has absolutely NO talent & is a disgrace to the Music Industry!! She is tasteless

830 days ago
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