Highlights From Nicki Minaj’s Rolling Stone Interview

On opening up to fans:

"One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it's something I've kept very private. 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 her sluttiness:

"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 her abortion as a teenager:

"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. Millions of people are gonna hear it. And you gotta watch everything you say — people find an issue with every fucking thing."

On getting to work (bitch)

"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!"

The full issue hits newsstands Jan. 2, or the Internet. It will probably entirely land on the Internet.

So Nicki Minaj is pro-choice. Are you?

Highlights From Nicki Minaj's Rolling Stone Interview