Nicki Minaj has obtained the attention of the public for many of her provoking videos and the way she dresses. With the upcoming release of her “The Pinkprint” album, Minaj has revealed some truths about her to Rolling Stone magazine. Let’s just say these parts aren’t all positive.
The rest of the world knows Nicki Minaj as a fiery rapper who’s not afraid of anything. But for those who truly know Nicki, the real Nicki, they can attest that the “Anaconda” rapper has gotten through a tough teenage life.
Revealing a secret heartache that has haunted her over the years, Minaj spoke with Rolling Stone magazine on where she gained inspiration for her album. As revealed by the 32-year-old, it was the pain from her personal life that helped her create the album and relate to it a topic she has never spoken about in the past — abortion.
For the first time, Minaj reveals that she had an abortion while she was a teenager attending her performing arts high school LaGuardia in Manhattan. After falling in love with an older man whom she met while studying, the young Minaj got pregnant and had abortion. Asking the "Young Money" artist on why she chose to go through this path, she responded that she wasn’t ready and did not have anything to offer her child.
The decision, she felt, was best and right for her that time. But this does not mean that she had an easy time making the choice. As expressed by the rapper, making the choice was "the hardest thing I’d ever gone through." The singer also thought that she was going to die with the choice she made.
Having gone through with the abortion, Minaj had felt that her decision haunted her throughout her life. For this, she drew inspiration from on her mixtape track “Autobiography” and further expanded on the topic on the single “All Things Go.” While the 2008 “Autobiography” track did not reveal too much information, Minaj did refer to herself as "mommy."
By now, Minaj’s child would have been 16 years old; the same age as her brother Micaiah.
With the release of her third album, Minaj wants to give her fans a glimpse into her personal life, which she has kept very private for all these time. Now that her past has helped transform her into the empowered woman she is now, Minaj shares: "I’m a grown-ass fucking woman! I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves."
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