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Despite what you’ve heard, Nicki Minaj has no plans to get hitched. At least, not yet.

The Pinkprint rapper covers Nylon‘s April 2016 issue and inside, she opens up about her relationship with Meek Mill and their future together. If you let social media tell it, Meek took a lot of losses in 2015. Still, Nicki’s admiration for the Philly native is clear – but that doesn’t mean the couple is engaged, she says:

“I’m not engaged yet.… He said that my third ring would be my engagement ring. But sometimes he calls me his fiancée, and I’m always trying to stop him, like, ‘Nope! I ain’t got that third ring yet!’ We’re just taking it one step at a time. And, you know, if that happens, if I get married, then I’ll have a child, and that’ll be fun, because I can’t wait to hold my baby.”

She also touched on the dynamic of their bond, and how her powerful personality is a “turn on” for Meek.

“When he and I were just friends, he would always say, ‘You remind me of my mother, and I like that because you’re like a dude. You’re tough like a guy and you talk like a dude.’ So I always got the sense that me being tough and bossy was a turn-on for him. And it’s important for me to keep my voice. Being in a relationship shouldn’t mean that you lose your voice. Being in a relationship should mean that you’ve met a secure-enough man to allow you, in a sense, to remain a queen.”

On her last album, Nicki presented raw emotions following her public breakup with longtime bae Safaree. On the next project, she says we can expect the work to reflect the positive space she’s now in.

“I needed time to hear myself think again,” she says, “because where I left off with The Pinkprint was a little bit emotionally unstable…Now, I want my happiness to be reflected in the new stuff.”

While we await her next record, you can catch Nicki in Barbershop: The Next Cut, portraying Draya.

“I wanted there to be a little bit of depth to Draya,” says Minaj. “I didn’t want her just to be, you know, an Instagram thot; I wanted her to have some sort of purpose and meaning.”

For more of Nicki’s Nylon cover story, click here.



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