Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nicki Minaj on the January 2015 Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

Nicki Minaj is kicking off the new year with a cover on Rolling Stones magazine for January 15, 2015. On the cover shot by Terry Richardson, Nicki is wearing a low cut white tank with a semi-wet look. Her cover look was kept simple but still sultry which was topped off with a winged kohl rimmed eyes and a wavy hairstyle.

In the issue, she talks about inspiring girls to feel sexy & smart, having an abortion, her verse on Kanye West 'Monster' and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more details, got to RollingStones.com and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand on Friday(January 2, 2015).

On the things on 'The PinkPrint' that she never shared with her 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. 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."

On inspiring girls to be sexy & 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."

On 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." 

On people who take their craftsmanship less seriously than she does: 
"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!"

On her verse in Kanye West '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."

Credit: Rolling Stone

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