Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill’s Relationship Is Going Just Fine, But Don’t Expect 24/7 Updates
When it comes to celebrities and their personal lives, they are usually either really open or very private. For Nicki Minaj, it's a little bit of both. You may recall, in April 2015, it appeared that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were engaged. However, in December 2015, Minaj shared photo of a different diamond ring, which confused her fans, and even more confusion set in after the rapper told Billboard that they wouldn't be engaged until Mill gave her a third ring. I know, it's kind of a head scratcher, but after appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, The Pinkprint artist made it clear that the confusion will just have to stay, because she wants her relationship with Mill to remain somewhat private.
You may be asking yourself, "Private? She's already put it out there, especially with all of those ring photos." True, she has. But the 33-year-old musician quickly realized that the public and media can turn something little into something much bigger than it needs to be. For example, just because she didn't share a photo of her gifts from Mill on Valentine's Day that doesn't mean anything.
"People said, 'They're not together,'" Minaj told DeGeneres about the Valentine's Day fiasco. "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's Day. Like, seriously! We were in bed all day and then I got up and opened these three amazing gifts, and then I went back to bed."
The rumors and messages made Minaj realize that you can't please everyone, especially when it comes to who you're dating and how you're choosing to put your relationship out there. "You just have to do you and make yourself happy and forget about trying to get everyone's approval," she told DeGeneres. "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. There's a boy that likes me. That's all."
She also said, "You know, I don't know. We're still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don't even want to say that I'm in a relationship anymore, because I think when people hear that, they go to like the mean place..." The Grammy nominee also said she's to the point where she'd rather say she is single, because it's easier than dealing with the rumors and scrutiny that comes with having a relationship in the public eye.
That may not resonate with everyone, but I don't blame her for keeping such details to herself. Her relationship is hers and however she chooses to put it out there is her business. If others don't like it, who cares. I can't imagine trying to date while being under a microscope. Dating is already hard enough, but adding all of the pressures of the media, your fans, and so many opinions, well, that takes it to an entirely new level.
So, if Minaj doesn't want to tell you if she's engaged, single, or married, then she doesn't have to. As long as she is happy, then that's all that matters.
"He and I are just two souls right now passing through the universe, and I don't know what's going to happen," she confessed to DeGeneres. "I just have learned over the years to just let things be and come and go as they are going to come and go."
I surely can't argue with her there. If you want to, guess what? I have a feeling she could care less, because she's taking the reins of her relationship and her happiness when it comes to love. Really, it's something to be admired. All I have to say is, Nicki, you keep doing you.