In a very emotional interview with MTV News, Nicki Minaj discussed the recent nationwide increase of suicide among LGBT teenagers. Seven gay teens have taken their lives in recent weeks—and the most recent two were black gay and lesbian college students.
"I could never imagine what they're going through," the 25-year-old rapper sensation acknowledged. "But I know that suicide is never the answer and I know that things always get better."
Minaj pledged her love and support for her gay fans, saying, "I love you very, very much," and criticized homophobes. "For the people who don't love you, they need help."
Minaj is arguably this year's breakout rap artist and has become a huge favorite among Black LGBT youth. In the May 2010 Details, Nicki Minaj was asked if she thought hip-hop was becoming more gay friendly. The response: "I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it's harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we'll see one in my lifetime."
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