Nicki Minaj is about to kiss the single life goodbye when she gets hitched with childhood friend Kenneth Petty.
Their relationship has been the subject of controversy, as Petty is a registered sex offender.
But Minaj took to Twitter Sunday in defense of their relationship, opening up about her past ‘toxic relationships.’
The 36-year-old started a series of tweets, writing: ‘When u see a woman in a toxic relationship, rather than laugh & say mean things, try to offer sound advice from your heart & root for her to learn her worth.
‘We’ve all been there. I saw my parents fight & argue non stop & never divorce, so I thought this was normal behavior…’
She then addressed all the ‘beautiful souls’ following her with some tips on recognizing this kind of relationship.
Minaj wrote: ‘A man who loves you does not: 1. Humiliate you on social media 2. Beat you 3. Cheat on you 4. Call you out of your name/put you down to lower your self esteem due to his own insecurities. 5. Hide his phone, passwords, where abouts, etc.’
She added in another tweet: ‘I rlly used to think love had to hurt. So I could never look down on anyone else. We are merely human. It’s not easy to leave… A man should make you feel safe, not afraid.’
The Barbie Dreams artist also opened up about abuse she faced in a previous relationship and how she finally feels ‘unconditionally loved’ in her current relationship.
She wrote: ‘I remember being so afraid to speak cuz I never knew when that person would be in a particular mood and I could maybe say one wrong thing that would get me hit.
‘So the diff you see in me now is that feeling when a woman feels lifted up, safe, appreciated & unconditionally loved.’
Minaj concluded on an uplifting note: ‘But I first had to learn how to love MYSELF.
‘if you wouldn’t let a man treat your mother, your sister or best friend like that b/c you LOVE them, then you wouldn’t let a man treat YOU like that b/c you love YOU. This isn’t about judging. We judge too much. Lift them up.’
Nicki minaj and Petty received a second marriage license last month after letting their first one expire, following the allotted 90-day window.
But Minaj has already changed her Twitter name from Ms. Minaj to Mrs. Petty, which has led some fans to believe they’ve already tied the knot.
Their whirlwind romance, which went public last December, has been the subject of some controversy, as fans have pointed out that Petty is a registered sex offender in the state of New York.
Minaj defended him at the time, writing in an Instagram comment: ‘He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship.
‘But go awf Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.’