In her recent interview with Rolling Stone, Nicki Minaj revealed she had an abortion at the age of 15.
Nicki revealed the unplanned pregnancy and very personal decision happened while attending high school — and dating her first love.
“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,” she rapped in The Pinkprint track “All Things Go.”
“I thought I was going to die,” she admits. “I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.” She ended up having an abortion, a decision she says has “haunted me all my life,” though it was the right choice for her at the time. “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 first rapped about the experience on a mixtape track called “Autobiography” she says she “didn’t expect anyone to hear.” Now the world is listening to every word she says very carefully: “Millions of people are gonna hear it. And you gotta watch everything you say — people find an issue with every fucking thing.”
With the release of her latest album The Pinkprint her story will be heard by millions worldwide and hopefully will help to heal others who have gone through a similar ordeal. Nicki opens up about her experience on The Pinkprint track “All Things Go.”
Nicki also bashed the media for criticizing Black artists who speak out on social issues. In the feature, Nicki talks about Kanye West’s legendary “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people,” statement which he got attacked for.
“[Kanye] was the unofficial spokesman for hip-hop, and he got torn apart,” she says. “And now you haven’t heard him speaking about these last couple things, and it’s sad. Because how many times can you be made to feel horrible for caring about your people before you say, ‘Fuck it, it’s not worth it, let me live my life because I’m rich, and why should I give a fuck?”
The Rolling Stone issue hits newsstands tomorrow.
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