When she's not busy fighting with Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj has spent much of the past few months dishing out advice to hopeful pop stars on American Idol. Now she's taking her Dear Abby routine to the pages of June/July issue of Teen Vogue.
The colorful cover girl opens up about her rough childhood and dealing with the "popularity contest" that is the music biz. She also has advice for teens dealing with cyber bullies.
"I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, 'Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?'" Nicki told the mag. "You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there's nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it's poison."
Nicki is speaking from experience. In April of 2012, the "Starships" rapper deleted her own Twitter account after a few (thousand) cruel messages pushed her over the edge. "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f–king bye," was her last tweet... before reopening her account nine days later.