Nicki Minaj Speaks To Rolling Stone About Having An Abortion, Eric Garner & More

December 31, 2014 by Danny M

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Nicki Minaj Speaks To Rolling Stone About Having An Abortion, Eric Garner & More

The new issue of Rolling Stone magazine that features Nicki Minaj on the front cover will be available on newsstands this Friday, January 2nd.

For the cover story, Nicki spoke on various subjects including her personal life, having an abortion, inspiring girls, her verse on Kanye West’s “Monster” song, artists not taking their craftsmanship as seriously as her, the killing of Eric Garner, and black artists speaking on the situation.

You can read excerpts from the Young Money Barbie‘s interview with Rolling Stone after the jump below!

Sharing Information About Her Personal Life On “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. I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone. 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.”

Inspiring Girls To Be Sexy And Smart:
“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.”

Having An Abortion:
I thought I was going to die. I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through. 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. Millions of people are gonna hear it. And you gotta watch everything you say — people find an issue with every fucking thing.”

Artists Taking Their Craftsmanship Less Seriously Than Herself:
“I hate when artists brag about not writing rhymes, or doing things really quickly, and then it’s not great. It’s ill when Jay Z or Wayne say it, because the results are great. When they’re not? Sit your ass down and figure out something new to say!”

Her Verse On Kanye West’s “Monster”:
“He said, ‘What do you really wanna say?’ 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.”

The Killing Of Eric Garner:
“It’s sickening, and I’ve been reading so many people saying, ‘Why are we surprised?’ That’s what’s really sad: that we should somehow be used to being treated like animals. It’s gotten to the point where people feel like there’s no accountability: If you are law enforcement and you do something to a black person, you can get away with it.”

Black Artists Addressing The Situation:
“I feel like when Public Enemy were doing ‘Fight the Power,’ we as a culture had more power — now it feels hopeless. People say, ‘Why aren’t black celebrities speaking out more?’ But look what happened to Kanye when he spoke out. People told him to apologize to Bush! He was the unofficial spokesman for hip-hop, and he got torn apart. 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?'”

Via Rolling Stone

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4 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Speaks To Rolling Stone About Having An Abortion, Eric Garner & More”

  1. fofo Says:

    her breasts are godly

    Reply

  2. Aye Says:

    Such a good interview

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  3. tunechi Says:

    Nicki keep it up! nice interview

    Reply

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