Nicki Minaj doesn’t want to say she’s in a relationship anymore. The rapper-actress has been candid about her Meek Mill romance in the past, but something has changed.
While promoting Barbershop: The Next Cut, the “Anaconda” MC stopped by “Ellen,” where she was asked if she’s ready to be engaged.
“I don’t know,” said Nicki, who wasn’t wearing either of the diamond rings Meek gave her. “We’re still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don’t even want to say I’m in a relationship anymore because I think when people hear that, they go to the mean place.”
Nicki continued, adding that she may want to revert to the privacy that she had during her relationship with her ex Safaree “SB” Samuels.
“I used to say I wasn’t in a relationship even though I was in a 12-year relationship and now, I feel like going back to that and saying I’m single,” she added. “For instance, Valentine’s Day passed and I didn’t put up my Valentine’s Day gift on Instagram. People said, ‘They’re not together.’ We were getting anonymous messages saying, ‘She wasn’t with him. She was crying all day.’ They put up all these things. Meanwhile, we were really in bed all day on Valentine’s Day.
“That made me realize that no matter how great your life is, you can’t impress people,” she continued. “You just have to do you and make yourself happy and forget about trying to get everyone’s approval. It’s better to just keep those things sacred. So now, I don’t really care to say I’m in a relationship or I’m engaged or whatever. There’s a boy that likes me. That’s all.”
Then, Nicki got cryptic: “He and I are just two souls right now, passing through the universe. I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I just have learned over the years to not…to just let things be and come and go as they’re gonna come and go.”
That wasn’t all. Nicki also talked about Barbershop: The Next Cut and her role in the film, which is set to hit theaters April 15.
Plus, she did a live Q&A with fans on Facebook, in which she discussed “naughty texts,” regretting all of her feuds, and her love for Ellen.
UPDATE: Nicki has clarified her relationship comments, saying she is not single.
“It would be very remiss of you to not watch what I said about Valentines Day prior to writing or believing a headline about my comment,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m not single. Thank you for coming out. Have a blessed day and get some D.”