Nicki Minaj’s ‘My Time Again’ Shows Rapper’s Emotional Side
Nicki Minaj’s MTV documentary, ‘My Time Again, was an emotional rollercoaster ride. The doc, which premiered Sunday night (Jan. 18), was filmed last summer as the Queen Barbz was on her promotional grind for her hit single, ‘Anaconda,’ and working on her album, ‘The Pinkprint.’
In the opening scene we watch as the 32-year-old rapper is planning to release the ‘Anaconda’ single and prepping for her performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Of course, we all know that Minaj had suffered a wardrobe malfunction backstage but bravely went on stage and performed her song anyway.
We also get to see Minaj visit her grandmother and spend time with her friends in her hometown of Queens, N.Y. “It’s so therapeutic, we just laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh, and I think me being around my family, takes care of me,” she said.
The ‘Only’ rapper does get emotional later on in the documentary when talked about ending her relationship with her longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels. Minaj says the break-up helped her write very personal stories for ‘The Pinkprint’ album.
“I think I was very broken when writing this,” she said before tearing up. “The brokenness is okay as long as it can inspire people. I didn’t want to make an album that was fake happy, I wanted to deal with it and move on, and be real happy.”
“I didn’t know when I set out to make this album that it would entail an emotional rollercoaster in my own real life,“ she added.
Minaj says she will now focus on her career and not on her tumultuous past. The future's looking bright for the Young Money starlet.
“I’m no longer putting my career over who I love because it’s not worth it," she says. "You need that for your soul just to be able to enjoy life."
Watch Nicki Minaj’s documentary ‘My Time Again’ above.