When it comes to lyrics for rapper Nicki Minaj, all things go.
Sure she may be quite clever when rhyming about a big booty, but in her newly released single “All Things Go,” Minaj discusses something more personal — the loss of a child.
“I want Caiah to go to college just to say we did it,” she raps about her younger brother Micaiah then adds, “My child with Aaron, would’ve been 16 any minute / So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them / It’s like he’s Cai’s little angel looking over him.”
It’s unclear exactly how she lost the child, but Minaj’s candidness points to a time in her young life when she had to deal with some major adult situations. In fact, she also reveals being engaged in 2006.
She rhymes: “Ten years ago, that’s when you proposed / I look down, yes I suppose.”
With so much of her past still weighing so heavily on her, Minaj, 31, keeps her focus on her little brother and her mother, although she’s hard on herself about the job she’s doing in the latest track off her “The Pinkprint” album.
“I love my mother more than life itself and that’s a fact,” she raps. “I’d give it all if I could somehow just rekindle that / She never understands why I’m so over-protective / The more I work the more I feel like their neglected.”
Despite feeling as though she’s not there for her family as much as she should be or dealing with the pain of losing a child, Minaj still has high hopes for the future.
“As long as seven years from now I’m taking my daughter to preschool,” she raps.