Rolling Stone magazine crowns Nicki Minaj as cover girl for its new issue and boy does she open up. She’s come a long way for a woman who didn’t even acknowledge having a boyfriend until they broke up.
In the issue, shot by Terry Richards, Minaj talks about a wide range of topics. From her personal life and channeling her pain into music, to Eric Garner and police brutality, Rolling Stone managed to tap into a side that she hasn’t really showcased before.
Click the gallery to find out 8 things we learned from her interview, and check out the full interview when the issue drops this Friday (Jan. 2).