It's weird, because when he was on crack, he was more peaceful, and when he would drink, he became loud and violent. Each drug has its own spirit. You could see it on the person and feel it in the room.
Robert Maraj (sometimes credited as Omar Maraj) is Nicki Minaj's father. He is of mixed Afro- and Indo-Trinidadian ancestry. He is from Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. When Minaj was a little girl living with her grandmother in Saint James, Robert and his wife, Carol Maraj, were living in America, looking for work and a house in Queens, New York City. After finding a home, Minaj moved to Queens with her parents at the age of five.
Robert's dad passed away when he was 14. He had a lot of responsibilities because he had to care for five siblings. His mother put a lot of pressure on him and he was beaten for everything.
During Minaj's childhood, Robert began abusing drugs and alcohol. Minaj would sometimes return home to find her furniture pawned by her father for drug money. He once tried to burn down the family's house while Carol was inside, but she managed to escape unharmed. Maraj eventually went to rehab and kicked his crack addiction, now attending church. He has said that Minaj's claims about him burning down their house are exaggerated.