Just like millions of people across the nation, Nicki Minaj has also struggled with sobriety issues.

On Thursday (April 21), the Queen rapper opened up to all 24.9 million of her Twitter followers by explaining how she moved on from her use of marijuana as a coping mechanism and, in turn, has grounded herself and found a source of natural joy, free of stimulants.

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“I used to b happy when I was high,” Nicki wrote in part. “Now I’m happy when I’m sober. No judgment to anyone. Be gentle with yourself.”

She continued, remarking on how her past lifestyle choices still linger in this new chapter of her life, partly due to genetic factors that are out of her control.

“My eyes naturally look like that and ppl always think I’m high when I’m not wearing makeup,” Nicki said. “Plus my eyes are naturally gray & I was born in the Caribbean islands of Cuba. The 1st paragraph was true tho.”

The multi-platinum rapper-turned-mother has transformed into a nurturing, and self-reflective guardian since the birth of her son Papa in September 2020.

Last May, while she was apparently reflecting on her past she shared several of her old mugshot photo on Instagram in a quick post-and-delete memorial commemorating her growth as a woman who was born and bred in Queens.

“It took me years to be able to look at things like this,” Nicki Minaj wrote in the since-deleted caption. “Criminal possession with the intent to use. I did use it tho. This is so inspiring to look back. The girl was leaking blood and spent days in the hospital. The word on the street was that I was gonna b deported. I was so scared. LOL. I was ‘on the run.’ I rlly thought I was in a ghetto movie. I hid my car and went to stay with my Aunt in Brooklyn chile. Bwahahahaaaa. #Growth.”

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Apart from her brief Twitter testimonial, Nicki Minaj took some time on April 21 to plug the new music video for her drill single “We Go Up” featuring Fivio Foreign.

Check out the full visual below.