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Nicki Minaj opens up about 'anxiety' since becoming a mum

Aisha Nozari

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Nicki Minaj opens up about 'anxiety' since becoming a mum

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@nickiminaj

It’s been more than two years since Nicki Minaj welcomed her son into the world, but in what might be her most candid interview yet about motherhood, the world-famous hit-maker said she’s still finding one aspect of parenthood tricky - and it’s relatable as hell.

Minaj and her husband Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty welcomed their little one - who is often referred to as ‘Papa Bear’ by Minaj - into the world on 30 September 2020.

The 39-year-old explained she’s become ‘more anxious’ since becoming a mum and that her ‘heart feels like it’s being ripped out’ whenever she’s apart from her little boy.

Nicki Minaj has given what might be her most candid interview yet about being a mum. Credit: Instagram/@nickiminaj
Nicki Minaj has given what might be her most candid interview yet about being a mum. Credit: Instagram/@nickiminaj
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Speaking to E! News, Minaj opened up about a recent trip she made to the UK and said she couldn't bear being away from her tot.

"I remember being in the UK and just bawling. And when I try to FaceTime him, I get more sad. So, I try to hold out on FaceTiming him because to then put the phone down is so difficult," she explained.

Minaj also revealed that her toddler has never had a nanny and the idea of Papa Bear being looked after by someone else is something she struggles with.

The doting mum told E!: “I'm a Trinidadian woman. Culturally, we're not really used to nannies and strangers taking care of the babies.

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"It's not a bad thing when mums do it. It's just that I have to get conditioned. I have to get it out of my mind that it's a weird thing, because there are tons of celebrities that are doing it and they're raising amazing children."

Minaj also candidly admitted that as a new mum she feels as though she has to be ‘perfect’ all the time, adding that she ‘hates’ being so much more anxious these days.

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"I hate that I have more anxiety now because you're like, 'What if the one time I leave my child, I get that phone call?" she said, adding: "I think mums feel like they have to be perfect."

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But despite all the anxiety that comes with motherhood, Minaj said she still wants to give her son a sibling one day, noting that she’d feel ‘guilty’ if she didn’t.

On her little boy’s first birthday last year, Minaj dedicated the sweetest Instagram post to the tot, writing: “You’re the best boy in the whole wide world. I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but God bless you, son.”

Topics: Parenting, Celebrity

Aisha Nozari
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