Nicki Minaj stopped by Ellen to promote Barbershop: The Next Cut and opened up about her relationship with Meek Mill.
She made it clear that the two aren’t engaged, but she also addressed the multiple rings she received Meek — who she referred to as ‘this boy that likes me.’
“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,” said Nicki.
“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.”
She finished with the following:
“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.”
Watch the interview below.