Nicki Minaj Speaks On Rough Upbringing, Sexuality & Street Cred

    Update: It appears that the Nicki Minaj news reported below is actually a couple of years old and only resurfaced due to a technical issue.

    In a recent inteview with Rolling Stone, Nicki Minaj–who’s been making headlines over the past 24 hours due to a perceived Mitt Romney endorsement on Lil Wayne’s new Dedication 4 mixtape–spoke on her feelings regarding sexuality and her tumultuous upbringing. She opens up about a number of things, including her childhood and home life. She doesn’t shy away from gritty details, either; for instance, Minaj’s drug addicted father once lit their house on fire with her mother inside. About her father she said:

    It’s the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol. Maybe one day your daughter will be famous and talk to every magazine about it, so think about that, dads out there who want to be crazy.

    Elsewhere in the interview Minaj says that “girls are sexy,” but in the same breath also notes that isn’t “going to lie and say that I date girls.” Another interesting piece from the article covers the rise of she and fellow Young Money rapper Drake. In regards to their credibility as entertainers, Minaj shared this quote:

    But now it’s like Drake and I are embracing the fact that we went to school, we love acting, we love theater, and that’s ok — and it’s especially good for the black community to know that’s ok, that’s embraced.