Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj dropped new music from her eagerly-awaited album, Queen, her first album since 2014. The track titled “Bed” features pop singer Ariana Grande on the chorus (“Got a bed wit yo name on it/ Got a kiss wit yo name on it”).

In a recent interview with ELLE magazine, Nicki shared how happy she is to be single. She says being in a relationship stunted her creativity, and she believes that being single for the first time since she was 15 years old has allowed her to grow spiritually.

“Spiritually, I’ve experienced more growth in the last six months of my life, of my career, than I have in the last eight years,” she said, adding that she feels liberated.

“It’s the first time in my life I’ve ever been single.”

Nicki previously dated emotionally unavailable rappers including Nas, Meek Mill and Safaree Samuels, but she is extremely proud of the fact that she’s forged her own success without the help of a man.

“As soon as I realized that I could actually live and breathe, and eat and sleep, and walk and talk, without having a boyfriend, something clicked in me,” the Grammy nominee recalled. “Becoming single was one of the things that made me feel strong and powerful.

“The fact that I am a young woman who doesn’t need a man for money,” she continued. “I don’t need a man for a job. I’ve never had to f**k for beats. I’ve never had to f**k for a record deal. I don’t have those pressures.”

Queen is available for pre-order here.

Nicki Minaj – Bed ft. Ariana Grande

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