Nicki Minaj Addresses Drug Use Rumors
Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight when it comes to her drug use.
Fresh off the re-release of her Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape, the Queen went on Instagram Live Friday afternoon to discuss the “topic of the day,” her sniffling. On her IG Live the day before, viewers took notice of her runny nose and frequent sniffling, sending social media into a frenzy. There was speculation that she was sniffling because she was on drugs, specifically cocaine.
But Nicki put the rumors to rest. “You would know, if you’re a fan of mine, that all you gotta do if you wanna know my drug of choice or my drugs of choice, just listen to my music, chile, ’cause it’s all right there,” said Nicki, who continued to sniffle while getting her hair done.
“I wouldn’t be embarrassed about any fu**in’ drug I did, that’s why I talk about the motherfu**in’ drugs I do in my music, always have, always fu**in’ will,” she added.
However, she made it clear that she has never used cocaine in her life. “I have never, ever in my life, with my hand to Jesus Christ…Never in my life, ever, not even once, sniffed coke—ever!” she said. “That’s just never been my drug of choice.”
She said that the sniffling comes from her ongoing allergies, which are sometimes triggered by wearing contacts. She also feels cold regularly because her “natural body temperature is just lower than the average person.”
She takes Allegra at least once a day to relieve her allergy symptoms. “This is me all day, runny sniffly all the time.”
She has friends who do coke, but she’s never done it personally. “I’ve never tried it, never wanted to, never asked them to—especially in the fashion world, that’s so common and normal.”
Nicki has shared her preference for pills on songs including “Pills N Potions” and “Miami,” on which she raps about Percs, Xannies, and Addies.
Later on, she revealed that she enjoys the smell of rubbing alcohol and bleach. “I love sniffing rubbing alcohol and I love sniffing bleach,” she admitted. “I started sniffing bleach a little bit when I was pregnant.”
On Friday, Minaj celebrated the 12th anniversary of her mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty by releasing it to streaming services for the first time featuring three new tracks including “Seeing Green” with Drake and Lil Wayne.