Nicki Minaj is getting super personal in a new song from her upcoming album The Pinkprint. "All Things Go" is slower and way more serious than some of her previous hits, with lyrics about her cousin's murder, her relationship with her mom and her brother Micaiah, and what seems like a reference to losing a child.
These moving lyrics are the ones that have piqued listeners' interest: "I want Caiah to go to college just to say we did it / My child with Aaron would've have been 16 any minute / So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them / It's like he's Caiah's little angel looking over him." It's a beautifully raw song from the performer, who is badass and vulnerable here.
Us Weekly is interpreting these short four lines as a reference to a "teenage abortion," but the lyrics do not seem that transparent. Minaj, who's currently 31, would have been about 15 if and when she lost a child who would now be 16.
Minaj referred to The Pinkprint as "her most personal album" in a cover story interview with Complex, covering topics like "My family, loss, death, guilt…. I've struggled with a lot of guilt." She also revealed, "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," before laughing and adding, "And have $500 million." If we're only counting her full studio albums and not her mixtapes, singles, etc., The Pinkprint will be her third album.