Nicki Minaj For Nylon Magazine April 2016
Femcee Nicki Minaj was photographed by photographer Matt Irwin for the April 2016 issue of Nylon magazine. Inside, she talks about the possibly of getting engaged to her rapper boyfriend, Meek Mill and how he accepts and empowers her.
Read the excerpts below:
On possibly getting engaged to Meek Mill, for real:
“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.”
How Meek Mill accepts and empowers her:
“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.”