Nicki Minaj Says 'I'm Single,' Explains Why She'south Keeping Relationship More Private

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 7:05 PM

Now, mentions of their relationship are few and distant between. Minaj, whose genuine title is Onika Maraj, recently explained why when asked by Ellen DeGeneres if she was prepared to be engaged.

Nicki Minaj Says 'I'm Single,' Explains Why She'south Keeping Relationship More Private

Nicki Minaj'south boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill, used to dominate her social media pages as the rapper documented their whirlwind romance.

Now, mentions of their relationship are few and distant between.

Minaj, whose genuine title is Onika Maraj, recently explained why when asked by Ellen DeGeneres if she was prepared to be engaged.

"You know, I don't know. We're still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don't even wish to declare that I'm in a relationship anymore, because I think when people hear that, they go to love the imply place," the rapper said on Thursday'south episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Minaj, thirty-three, went on to declare that public scrutiny was the reason she kept her relationship with ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels a secret. The two split in November two thousand fourteen.

"I used to say, 'I'm not in a relationship,' even though I was in a 12-year relationship [with Samuels]," she continued. "And then presently I perceive love just going back to that and saying, 'You know what? I'm single."

In an effort to be more private about her like life, Minaj said she didn't even post a picture of her beau on Valentine'south Day. Still, Minaj told DeGeneres that her restraint didn't noiseless her critics.

"People said, 'They're not together.' We were getting anonymous messages saying, 'Yeah, she wasn't with him and she was crying all day.' Just putting up all these things. Meanwhile, we were really in bed all day on Valentine'south Day," she said. "Like, seriously! We were in bed all day and then I got up... and opened these three incredible gifts, and then I went back to bed."

She added: "And then I read this legend that we weren't together on Valentine'south Day and it just made me realize that number matter how grand your life is, you can't even impress people. You just have to do you and create yourself pleased and forget about trying to obtain everyone'south approval. It'south better just to hold those things sacred. So, now, I don't really care to declare 'I'm in a relationship' or 'I'm engaged' or whatever. There'south a boy that likes me. That's all."

Minaj and Mill, twenty-eight, whose genuine title is Robert Rahmeek Williams, had been friends for years before starting their relationship in December 2014.

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