Nicki Minaj Talks Being Vulnerable and Opening Up About Her ‘Haunting’ Abortion in Rolling Stone
In the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine (out Jan. 2), Minaj addresses the new album, which gives an unprecedented look into her personal life–including her split from Safaree Samuels after 11 years and her decision to have an abortion as a teenager.
“One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private,” she tells the publication. “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.”
abortion she had at a very young age. “I thought I was going to die,” she admits. “I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.”
She says the decision has “haunted me all my life,” but she still believes it was the right choice.
“It’d be contradictory if I said I wasn’t pro-choice. I wasn’t ready,” she admits. “I didn’t have anything to offer a child.”
“Millions of people are gonna hear it. And you gotta watch everything you say — people find an issue with every fucking thing,” Minaj vents.
In fact, when it comes to her most talked about video of the year for “Anaconda,” which broke records, she says she doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it.
“I’m a grown-ass fucking woman!” she says. “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.”