When it comes to crappy fathers, Nicki's dad takes the cake. He once tried to burn their house down, and her mom barely escaped with her life (Nicki and her brother weren't home at the time, thankfully). He was also a drug addict and an alcoholic, as well as abusive. In 2011, Nicki opened up about her stressful upbringing,
saying "All of my young and teenage early years we lived in fear that my mother would be killed by my father. It was ridiculous... It was very tough emotionally for me to have a parent who was an alcoholic and a drug addict... My father was violent - physically and verbally."