Nov. 9, 2023 – The Grammy winner — who will release her new album Pink Friday 2 on Dec. 8 — also reflected on other artists who struggled with substance abuse while in the spotlight.

“Look at some of our biggest celebrities. 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,” she said. “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.’”

In the Vogue story — for which she posed with her and husband Kenneth Petty’s 3-year-old son — the “Anaconda” rapper also looked back on how her father Robert Maraj’s addiction to crack cocaine during her childhood has informed her perspective on substance abuse. “I feel like I will always consider myself to be just like my father,” she said. 


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