Nicki Minaj Says Abortion She Had as a Teenager Has ‘Haunted’ Her

Nicki Minaj on the cover of Rolling Stone (Rolling Stone)
Nicki Minaj on the cover of Rolling Stone (Rolling Stone)

The “Anaconda” singer opens up about the abortion she got as a teenager

Nicki Minaj’s new album The Pinkprint got personal when she addressed an abortion she had as a teenager. Now in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the “Anaconda” singer opens up about her choice.

“I thought I was going to die,” she said of getting pregnant as a high schooler. “I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.” Ultimately she decided to get an abortion, a choice that “haunted me all my life.”

“It’d be contradictory if I said I wasn’t pro-choice,” she continued. “I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have anything to offer a child.”

Minaj first referenced her abortion on her early mixtape track “Autobiography,” but she says she didn’t expect anyone to listen to that song. Now that she’s a superstar, she knows her fans are listening. “My child with Aaron, would’ve have been sixteen, any minute,” she raps on “All Things Go,” which premiered earlier this month.

SOURCE: TIME Magazine, Eliana Dockterman
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