In the issues the 32-year-old Trinidadian born rapper opened up breakups, business and more, when she sat down with contributing editor Jonah Weiner.
The very private Rapper opened up to Rolling Stone about having an abortion as a teen, which she also mentioned on the The Pinkprint.
Minaj was attending the prestigious Manhattan performing-arts high school LaGuardia when she got pregnant for an older guy from Queens
"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 also admits she drew from pain in her personal life as inspiration for her album, opting to scale back on her wild antics and over-the-top alter egos.
"I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone," she says, hinting at her personal hardships post-split. "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."
Read more at RollingStone.com, and pick up the new issue at newsstand on January 2.