Nicki Minaj is giving fans a rare glimpse at her family.
She posted a video of herself cuddled up alongside her younger sister, Ming Maraj, and her father, Robert Maraj. “My Dad & lil sister Ming,” Nicki captioned the clip along with a heart-face emoji.
Fans were surprised at how much Nicki and her sister resembled each other, with some even referring to them as “twins.” “She’s so beautiful ! She looks like you @nickiminaj,” said singer Monica, while Young Money president Mack Maine added, “A real mini you! Dope!”
Minaj and her father appear to be on good terms despite their past. During a 2012 interview with “Nightline,” Minaj opened up about growing up in an abusive household. “My father was abusive. We were afraid for [my mother’s] life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst, he would threaten to kill her,” she said.
In a 2018 clip from her unreleased Queen documentary, she also recalled protecting her mother as a child. “I remember when my mother would let my father be violent with her. As a little girl, I would stand in front of my mother and go like this,” she said as she reached out her arms.
Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty are planning to start a family of their own. She recently sparked pregnancy rumors with a cryptic post on social media. “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness,” Nicki said during an episode of Queen Radio last year. “It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”