They say that in order to fully embrace what the future holds you must first make amends with your past. And it looks like Nicki Minaj is all about positive energy this year.

The hip-hop powerhouse jumped on social media not to share a racy selfie, but to get philosophical about the importance of finding inner peace.

Next to an image that read: "To anyone I hurt this year, I apologise. To anyone who hurt me this year, I forgive you", she wrote: "You can't find happiness with bitterness, hate and unforgiveness in your heart. You owe it to yourself to find real peace."

She continued: "Why do ppl feel they have to be 'ok' all the time? Its ok to NOT be ok. You're human. I hate seeing people be tormented and on the verge of going crazy because of their pride and their ego and because they made a bed they never thought they'd have to lay in.

"If you were on your death bed tomorrow, none of the ppl you do all this fronting for would be there. You can't try to hurt a person who's heart is right and who showed you the meaning of loyalty. Its better that you do some soul searching and live in GRATITUDE. Realize how blessed you were and learn from your mistakes.

"Once you have forgiven and learned how to find true peace, the most you can do is wish the next person well and pray that they too will find the same thing. I'm hoping that 2015 will be a year we choose real happiness over the fake made up stuff we think people want to see."

Minaj concluded by encouraging fans to always seize the moment.

"Every night, the lights and cameras stop flashing and there you are. its just YOU. Laying there. Facing the music. Cherish these nights. Cherish these ppl. Life is a movie, but there'll never be a sequel. And if you didn't cherish them in time, own that."

Although it's not clear what triggered the Anaconda hitmaker's online outpouring, it comes after a turbulent few months.

In November, she split with her boyfriend of 10 years, Safaree Samuels, and most recently opened up about the pain she suffered after having an abortion as a teenager.

"It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through," she told Rolling Stone. "It's a decision that has haunted me all my life. I wasn't ready. I didn't have anything to offer a child."