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Nicki Minaj talks personal life with Rolling Stone.
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Nicki Minaj is on the cover of the January issue of Rolling Stone magazine. You can read an excerpt from the story below and can read a few more quotes about her time in high school, relationships, craftsmanship and more here.

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.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nicki-minaj-is-hip-hops-killer-diva-inside-rolling-stones-new-issue-20141230#ixzz3NzTKLsBg
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