Nicki Minaj opened up about her past life in a candid interview with the Rolling Stone Magazine revealing that she had an abortion in her teens and that almost killed her.
“I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through,” she said. Nicki became pregnant when dating her first love, an older guy from Queens(New York), while attending Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School.
She admitted getting pregnant at that time and remembered how terrified she was on finding out.
“I thought I was going to die,” she said.
Nicki suggested that these revelations come reluctantly. But with her rising fame, she noted that millions of people are suddenly scrutinizing and judging her every word.
Nicki was also asked why black hip-hop artists seemed largely reticent to comment on the recent wave of protests following the non-indictment of two white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, Brown and Garner.
She noted that hip-hop’s cultural power has diminished since Public Enemy made a statement with “Fight the Power.”
“People say, ‘Why aren’t black celebrities speaking out more?’ But look what happened to Kanye West when he spoke out. People told him to apologize to (President George W.) Bush!” Nicki said.
Nicki alludes to the abortion in The Pinkprint single “All Things Go,” rapping, “My child with Aaron would have been 16, any minute.”