“I would never want to be a teenager ever again,” she said. “You know, adults feel like teens don’t have problems. I know firsthand that teenagers aren’t always the nicest people. They can be cruel and tough, and they can isolate you.”
Minaj explained the difficulties she faced as a child when her family frequently picked up and moved.
“Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends,” she recalled. “I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: ‘Are people going to like or hate me? Will they talk about me?'”
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