Nicki Minaj has one goal in mind … To have a child by her fifth album.
During a recent interview with Complex magazine, the rapper, who is set to release her third studio album The Pinkprint in December, revealed that she is fearful of being too consumed with work to fulfill her “personal life.”
“If I’m done with my fifth album and I don’t have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother,” she said. “I have definitely put off the wife thing because I don’t want people in my business. I’d rather not do anything that’s going to be on paper but I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. I’ve always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head. By the fifth album, I will have walked down the aisle and I will at least be on baby number one, possibly baby number two. [Laughs.] And have $500 million.”
Last year, there were reports suggesting that Minaj was engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuels. And while marriage might have been on the couple’s radar, it appears as though tying the knot is out of the question. The rapper and Samuels apparently called it quits last month.
During Minaj’s chat with Complex, she also opened up about her forthcoming album being her most personal yet. The Anaconda rapper explained that the album will address “family, loss, death, guilt.” “I’ve struggled with a lot of guilt,” she said.
“When you’re working and you’re busy and you’re successful, no matter what, something suffers, whether it’s your relationship with your mother, your relationship with your whole family, not being able to go to your brother’s graduation…. Certain things suffer and take the back burner, not because they’re on the back burner in your heart but because the world just moves so quickly. A lot of people, when they’re chasing their dreams, they have to leave people they love. A lot of artists feel that guilt but they don’t express it.”
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