I filed Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill in my “celebrity couples” file weeks ago, but Minaj’s recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres just f-cked up all my paperwork. And I’m pissed.
Because according to The Pinkprint rapper, she isn’t dating Mill. In fact, she’s single. My world is imploding. Yes, that means those two diamond rings from last year weren’t signs of engagement. They were just gluttonous gifts from a “friend” (?!). Did I mention that I’m pissed?
“I have two rings from this boy that likes me,” Minaj told DeGeneres. “He said that’s my second ring, and if I get a third ring, that would be the engagement ring.”
So, is a third rock in the near future? Nope, because apparently Minaj isn’t even serious with this “boy”–who we all know is Mill, Lady Minaj! You’re not fooling us! “I don’t even wanna say I’m in a relationship,” she said. “…Now I feel like just going back to that and saying, ’You know what? I’m single.'”
Minaj’s coyness seems partly influenced by her wanting to keep her relationship with Mill–if any at all–private. “You just have to do you and make yourself happy and forget about trying to get everyone’s approval,” she said. “It’s better just to keep those things sacred. So, now, I don’t really care to say ’I’m in a relationship’ or ’I’m engaged’ or whatever.” But…are you though? This is a mind warp I wasn’t prepared for this morning.
And she kept the mystery going until the end of the interview, never mentioning Mill by name (instead referring to him as “boy”). “He and I are just two souls right now passing through the universe, and I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Minaj said.
If all of this is true, I’m doing something horribly wrong in life. My friends don’t get me multi-carat diamond rings. I need new pals.
We honored Minaj at VH1’s Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly. Watch the rapper explain how to prevail in what feels like a male-dominated world.