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Nicki Minaj's Mother Details Nicki's Life in a House of Horrors

Carol Maraj, Nicki Minaj's mother Photo: News Americas Now Carol Maraj, Nicki Minaj's mother

As if there weren't enough domestic violence and child abuse stories in the news, according to News Americas Now, an e-zine focused on the Caribbean and Central America, Nicki Minaj's mother, Carol Maraj, has reportedly given The Sun, a British tabloid, some insight into what Nicki's "life with father" was like.

Although this story could not be verified with The Sun online, according to News Americas Now, Radar Online and others, Carol Maraj, Minaj's mother, claims she was a victim of domestic violence and abuse while her young children, including, Nicki, cowered in fear.

She said her husband, Robert Maraj, would get high on cocaine and alcohol and then terrorize the entire family and physically abuse her.

Maraj, revealed how a young Minaj would sob in her bedroom as her father beat her mother black and blue in their Queens, New York home in the mid '90s.

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She said Robert Maraj even tried to burn their home down while she was in it.

"One night I woke up and smelt smoke. I went downstairs and the kitchen was on fire. I had to run out of the house and it burned to the ground," she told the Sun newspaper.

Luckily, Nicki and her brothers, Micaiah and Jelani, survived as they had been staying with a neighbor because their mother feared something might happen.

Another time, Carol claimed, "I was trying to take Nicki and my sons to a neighbor's house on December 31.

"He saw me get into the car and when it reached a stop light he pulled me out of the car, punched me in the face and kept pulling me and pulling me back towards the house.

"Some nights, while my children were sleeping, my husband would come in intoxicated. He would be very menacing and threaten me, calling me a whole lot of names," Carol said.

"My children would sit up in their beds crying and wait it out. He would bring so much fear to them, they wouldn't know his next move.

"He was so violent. He would threaten us and keep us up all night.

"My kids would be crying until he eventually passed out drunk.

"He would hit the children too — but that's what they do in Trinidad, where he is from."

Radar Online says that it had exlusively reported that Nicki's father, Robert was arrested for drunk driving on October 18, 2013 and again on December 3, 2013, and subsequently indicted in New York Supreme Court on four counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a felony, aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first, second and third degree.

He is expected to appear in court on July 9, 2015.

A whole year-and-a-half to appear in court on drunk driving charges, sometimes the wheels of justice moves rather slowly. This may need further investigation.

Nicki was born Onika Maraj and has reportedly talked about her father's drinking and violent behavior.

The news from Nicki Minaj's mother comes as Minaj's song, 'Bang Bang,' reached number one on British music charts and views of the 'Anaconda' video climbed to 200 million.

Last modified onMonday, 29 September 2014 15:40