Nicki Minaj has been silently dealing with a Percocet addiction after getting it prescribed for bad menstrual cramps.

She opened up about it with Vogue and compared herself to other celebs who’ve battled drug issues.

“No one told me that this was a narcotic and this was addictive,” said Nicki. “Luckily I was able to ground myself, but once an addict, always an addict. I feel like if you’ve ever experienced addiction to anything, which I have, you always have to think twice and three times about the choices that you make.”

“Look at some of our biggest celebrities,” she continued. “They eventually either get laughed out of wanting to go outside anymore, like Michael Jackson, or criticized, like Whitney Houston, or they fight silent battles, like Prince. These are some of the greatest of all time. And one day they decided, ‘You know what? I’d rather self-medicate and be in my own world.'”

For years now, there’s been rumors about Nicki being on drugs that were perpetuated by people like Joe Budden and Azealia Banks.

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