Nicki Minaj Speaks On “The Pinkprint” & Her Past Pregnancy In Rolling Stone

Written by Nigel D. / 12.30.14

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Minaj reveals things on The Pinkprint that she’d never dared share with fans before.

“One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private,” she tells us. By now, fans are well aware that the rapper’s 11-year relationship with Safaree Samuels has come to an end, but Minaj admits she toned down the wild voices and costumes on the new LP to focus her songwriting on what was happening in her personal life, which was extremely painful. “I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone,” she says. “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.”

Nicki alludes to a pregnancy that ended in abortion on The Pinkprint.
Minaj’s first love was an older guy from Queens she dated while attending the prestigious Manhattan performing-arts high school LaGuardia. When she discovered she was pregnant, “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.”

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, January 2nd.

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Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” First Week Sales Are In

Written by Nigel D. / 12.24.14

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Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” debuted number two on the charts selling 244,000(194 pure albums) records in the first week of sales. In 2012 her “Pink Friday” album sold 253,000 in the first week. This is solid numbers and I feel like this was Nicki’s best album yet. J. Cole’s “Forest Hills Drive” is now gold.

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Nigel D.’s #BeautiesOfTheWeek: 12.21.14

Written by Nigel D. / 12.22.14

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Enjoy this week’s “#BeautiesOfTheWeek.”

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Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj – B**** I’m Madonna

Written by Nigel D. / 12.20.14

Madonna after suffering a leak decided to put her upcoming album “Rebel Hearts” up for pre-order on iTunes. People who pre-order the album get to download six tracks including “B**** I’m Madonna” which features Nicki Minaj. The full album drops March 10th.

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Short Film: Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Written by Nigel D. / 12.20.14

Nicki Minaj drops a mini movie to accompany her new album “The Pinkprint.”

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Video: Nicki Minaj #CRWN Interview

Written by Nigel D. / 12.19.14

Watch Nicki Minaj’s interview with Elliott Wilson for the “CRWN” series. Part 2 is below.
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Video: Nicki Minaj On Hot 97’s VIP Lounge Hosted By Ebro

Written by Nigel D. / 12.19.14

Ebro throws a celebration for Nicki and the release of her new album, the “Pinkprint.” Nicki talks about her recent breakup, Meek Mill, Drake and the possibility of working with both Rihanna and Beyonce.

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