Nivea Triumphs Over Generational Curses While Being A Single Mother
With new music on the way, Nivea is coming clean about what she’s been up to since the release of her sophomore album “Complicated” which was released in 2005. The now, mother of 4, is getting candid about overcoming generational curses as she’s battled alcoholism and addiction quietly over the last few years. She tells M+M+M Show podcast that she didn’t partake in weed until a decade into the 2000s,
I’m a be honest. I did everything late. I didn’t smoke weed until 2010 after I stopped breastfeeding my youngest son. The pill thing I can’t do. I drink though. I had to stop that. Brown liquor — I’m a whiskey girl — has sugar in it and it makes you freakin’ fatter. I had to stop that. But yeah, I like to drink.
She divulges about how cocaine helped her find her center,
My experience with cocaine, that wasn’t something I felt public with where people want to party. It didn’t do none of that for me. It was more of a mental thing. I had a different reaction than most people. I wanted to be alone. It was a personal drug. I wanted to write, play Sudoku, it put me in my head.
She quickly discovered her usage became a problem. She then took the necessary steps so she wouldn’t end up like her parents,
I come from an addicted family, both of my parents were on crack. My mom got off and my dad struggled over the years, and recently, over the past year, went to rehab, but that was the last 30 years of my life. The struggle is real. I was real caught up with the cocaine situation. It was pretty bad. I pulled myself up out of it though.
In the midst though, I knew that was something I was allowing to happen, which was dangerous and reckless, but I knew I was going to come out of it somehow. Even though sometimes it got tough and I was like, ‘Damn.’ I talked to Dream about it. I was about to give the kids up, which I think helped me. Because without them, I would have died…I can’t live without all of them. I need them for air.
Nivea is rumored to be on an upcoming track off of her baby daddy, Lil’ Wayne’s “Tha Carter V.” She has yet to release a date for her new music.