Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Having an Abortion as a Teen: It Has 'Haunted Me All My Life'
Here’s what the 32-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:
On inspiring young women: “With a video like ‘Anaconda,’ I’m a grown-ass fucking woman! 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 having an abortion when she was a teen: “I thought I was going to die. I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through. [It] 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.”
On her goals in her album The Pinkprint: “One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private.”
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