@NICKIMINAJ covers Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue, talks new album ‘The Pinkprint’.
On The Pinkprint giving insight to Nicki’s personal life:
“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. “I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone,” she says. “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.”
On her mission:
“With a video like ‘Anaconda,’ 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.”
On her infamous “Monster” verse for Kanye West:
“He said, ‘What do you really wanna say?'” Minaj recalls. “So instead of writing a rap, I wrote pages and pages of like, ‘I’m sick of people talking about this, tired of people saying I’m that’ — ranting in a notebook, basically. Then I read it back, highlighted major things and put it in rap form.”
Dealing with her break-up with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels also presented a dilemma for her.
“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,” she said.
She also discusses getting an abortion after getting pregnant during her teenage years.
“It’d be contradictory if I said I wasn’t pro-choice,” she says. “I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have anything to offer a child.”