Nicki Minaj appeared on The Ellen Show and addressed her relationship with Meek Mill, saying she no longer wants to say she’s in a relationship anymore.
The two were talking about her new movie, Barbershop: The Next Cut, before Ellen stopped her and was asked if she’s ready to be engaged.
“I don’t know,” said Nicki. “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.”
She goes on to say she wants to go back 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,” Nicki continued. “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 added. “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.”
Barbershop: The Next Cut hits theaters April 15.
After the appearance, Nicki hopped on Instagram to clarify 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. “I’m not single. Thank you for coming out. Have a blessed day and get some D.”