Nicki is getting personal…
Nicki Minaj Opens Up On Teenage Abortion In Rolling Stone Magazine
Nicki’s been keeping it super raw and emotional while on promo tour for The Pinkprint. The rapper opened up on one of her latest tracks, “All Things Go,” discussing the pregnancy she terminated as a teenager. She recently sat with Rolling Stone and explained her choice as well as her decision to share it with her fans.
To the world she’s a fiery rap superstar at the top of her game.
But Nicki Minaj has revealed a secret heartache that has hung over her like a shadow for years.
The 32-year-old has spoken openly for the first time about having an abortion when she was a teenager in a candid new cover interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
Detailing the horror of making the decision to terminate a pregnancy at such a young age, she said: ‘I thought I was going to die. I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.
‘[It’s] haunted me all my life. 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.’
The star first hinted at the subject in her 2008 track Autobiography, in which she referred to herself as ‘mommy’.
The topic returned to the spotlight earlier this month when she showed off her vulnerable side in new track All Things Go.
Referring to a child who would have been 16, the same age as her beloved younger brother Micaiah, she raps: ‘My child with Aaron would have been 16, any minute/ So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them/ It’s like he’s Caiah’s little angel, looking over him.’
Although it is not known who ‘Aaron’ is, the man who she fell pregnant with was believed to have been an older man from Queens, New York who she met while studying at the revered LaGuardia performing arts school.
It’s a shockingly honest revelation from the tough hip-hop hitmaker, who prefers to keep her private life out of the public domain.
However, she insists that she wants her fans to know more about her past through the material on her recently-released third record, The Pinkprint.
In her interview with Rolling Stone, she adds: ‘One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private.’
Interesting that she’s sharing so much on this new project. Far cry from the Nicki we knew dressed head-to-toe in clown clothes and making strange voices…