Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint has opened a realm of her inner self that most fans never knew of. The rap star uses the latest album to talk about her relationship, family and more. Fans have even shed some tears with the, “Anaconda” diva as she talks about some of the more private aspects of her life. We endure more of who Nicki is after she graces the cover of Rolling Stone. Nicki details more of what she’s gone through, in an interview with the magazine.
Check it out after the jump.
Nicki, who would keep certain personal things from fans – as she should have – decided that she wanted to take a leap. “One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private,” she says. The artist then goes on to talk about a the child that she never birthed – always a sensitive topic.
Nicki alludes to a pregnancy that ended in abortion on The Pinkprint.
Minaj’s first love was an older guy from Queens she dated while attending the prestigious Manhattan performing-arts high school LaGuardia. When she discovered she was pregnant, “I thought I was going to die,” she admits. “I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.” She ended up having an abortion, a decision she says has “haunted me all my life,” though it was the right choice for her at the time. “It’d be contradictory if I said I wasn’t pro-choice. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have anything to offer a child.” She first rapped about the experience on a mixtape track called “Autobiography” she says she “didn’t expect anyone to hear.” Now the world is listening to every word she says very carefully: “Millions of people are gonna hear it. And you gotta watch everything you say — people find an issue with every fucking thing.”
For more from Nicki Minaj’s interview, check out Rolling Stone.
One thing that makes an artist likable is their ability to be humble and let fans in. I commend Nicki for it. The female has let us in, in more ways than one.