Nicki Minaj Covers Rolling Stone, Says Abortion She Had as a Teenager Haunts Her

December 30, 2014

Nicki Minaj graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and opens up on deeply personal topics including the abortion she had as a teenager, what it’s like to be single again after so many years and how she is channeling her emotional pain and vulnerability into her music. She also has drawn notice for the cover image which sees her in a racy, skimpy white tank top that leaves little to the imagination.

Nicki Minaj’s Rolling Stone cover is in support of her latest album, ‘The Pinkprint,’ released to critical acclaim and topping the Billboard 200. Needless to say, she has had much success in recent years and has not been shy about courting controversy with her racy videos, Instagram pics and penchant for plunging necklines and tight pants that accentuate the assets for which she is known, aside, of course from her music.

But despite the outward perks of success, and the stellar preparation for such at New York City’s famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, she reveals there has been much emotional pain.

She said in the Rolling Stone interview that during those high school days she dated an older man and got pregnant. She said, “I thought I was going to die. I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.”

While acknowledging she had made the right choice she said that the abortion “haunted me all my life.” She went on to say, “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 also opens up about the abortion in one of her songs, ‘All Things Go,’ from the new album which is notable for the deeply emotional autobiographical elements. “One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private,” she said.

She also told the publication about how she feels in the aftermath of breaking up with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels. She said “I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone…I struggled with ‘Do I express these feelings?’ And I decided there’s no reason for me to hide. I’m a vulnerable woman, and I’m proud of that.”

However, Nicki Minaj is not oblivious to public perception of her, and her perceived exploitation of her aforementioned physical assets. She addresses that topic square on, saying, “With a video like ‘Anaconda,’ I’m a grown-a– f–king woman!” She elaborated, saying, “I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol’ butt? Shake it! Who cares? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be graduating from college.”

You can see more of the interview as well as Nicki Minaj’s sizzling hot cover picture and inside photos here.

Pictures: PR Photos

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