Nicki Minaj appeared to deny rumors that she is dating washed-up rapper Eminem, 45.

In a new interview with Elle magazine, the 35-year-old rapper insists being single has helped her create “the best album of the year.”



The “Anaconda” rapper is preparing to release her much-anticipated first album since 2014, entitled Queen. She even took a break from social media to focus on recording.

In her interview with Elle, 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 Minaj

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.”

Nicki says she refuses to dress conservatively or compromise her sex appeal for anybody.

“I love being sexy; I’m never gonna stop being an exhibitionist,” the Chun-Li rapper smiled.

Nicki and rapper Future Hendrix will go on a 50-city tour in North America and Europe. The tour kicks off on September 21 in Baltimore, MD. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 15.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images



  • HIS4EVA
  • hi-liter

    Did anyone actually believe this rumor?…….All the talk about being tired of B&J, this one has lost steam as well. Don’t look like that new Chung Le shit gone be interesting.

  • Ni Ni

    Still sounds like a nut to me?.

  • SpiceGirl

    hell to the no….

  • SpiceGirl

    why the shade? SR…..washed up Em?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Ummm but it hasn’t changed. She is a 1 trick pony with a nasty attitude to boot.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    none of this press is making me interested in her album. many of us have outgrown her gimmicks and have grown tired of being referred to as her “sons”

    did she discuss, in this interview, how she’s upset with cardi for basically the same issue lil kim had/has with her? or how she financially supported her pedo brother? no?

    ok.

  • Junkanoo

    That wig on her head tells it all how deep her dellusions run

  • Soda

    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.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/874c9a44d68366d9e62fddc446edfc0e79f89ef255fb3a14835bdbe7be5f1149.gif

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile … ???? FOH Icky ..

  • Yoni7

    Her makeup is decent. Tis all.

  • Yoni7

    I wonder how old Nia and Regina were in this movie.

  • Soda

    19 or 20.

  • Kanyade

    “I don’t have those pressures.”
    —-
    But..but…butt…butt…

    Okay. She looks pretty here. Carry on.

  • deanya

    ?? yeah nobody really thought her and Eminem were together ??. And hopefully her pop song actually is good cause she really needs a hit before that album drops

  • deanya

    ?? yeah nobody really thought her and Eminem were together ??. And hopefully her pop song actually is good cause she really needs a hit before that album drops

  • tintin

    Being single definitely can be a good thing,… but let’s be honest, it has not helped improve her music, i thought the chun li and barbie track would have helped, but they’re both wack. she needs to hire safaree back, her music is crap now. And i actually like her as an artist, but she’s been lacking. And who is the headliner for that tour, Future or her???

  • tintin

    Being single definitely can be a good thing,… but let’s be honest, it has not helped improve her music, i thought the chun li and barbie track would have helped, but they’re both wack. she needs to hire safaree back, her music is crap now. And i actually like her as an artist, but she’s been lacking. And who is the headliner for that tour, Future or her???

  • jazmine

    Poor delusional lady

  • MsPam

    How time did her brother get for being a pedophile?! I think she’s lying about not having to f for beats!

  • Owww76

    YAWN! Nicki Garbaj and her bucket of parts! Karma is deflating them silly puddy cheeks. All this beefing and dissing in female rap is STUPID, there aren’t a lot of female rappers and unfortunately they have a very short shelf life. So she is reaching hers. I am not a fan of her or that other chick Cardi but unity will help it out more for the next female coming up. Bad enough we got these two candyland girls on the charts with basic juvenile bars. Oh how i miss the Kim, Foxy, Eve, Mc Lyte, Queen latifah days, there was variety and those ladies could spit with the best of em. Ughh just the times we are in.

  • Coy little wink

    Of course she’s not dating Em…she wasn’t dating Nas either…she has more chemistry with that tragic blond wig than either of those 2…

    Everybody single but they still fukkin somebody…she looked PG at the MET gala

  • FukkFolks2018

    being single has helped her create “the best album of the year.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0dfbc9bd01fb8aba6f6974cc223b9e68d4ec4087f1f63ef1b501502fb75d622b.gif

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Soda

    “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. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3cd207e0063917710903882a4316117b3a65053c74d7f41dadfa796468e27cd3.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    but she is extremely proud of the fact that she’s forged her own success without the help of a man.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Im done now.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c4688bce72a7faabbca1a044bb7cff134b4aa81e176ba2c86287c41b5fad9abc.jpg

  • Tiff J

    If that was the case…. why did she push the album back? If this was the case, why didn’t the singles do as well as she expected them to? So many questions.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The brother didn’t get sentenced yet, since his lawyers are still trying to get his conviction thrown out, but he’s facing 25 years to life.

  • MsPam

    Thank you Mr.James!??

  • Tiff J

    “I don’t need a man for a job.” …. But technically doesn’t she work for a MAN? Isn’t Young Money owned/run by a man? So technically doesn’t she need a man for a job? Cause if the man didn’t own her label, she wouldn’t have the job she has now. But I see what she was TRYING to say…. unless she’s on her own label now, and she can give some other female rappers a chance.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I read she pushed that album back bc it was full of Cardi and Remy sublims and she saw that wasnt the move..people werent feeling it etc. So she had to re-record much of it.

  • Ni Ni

    she can give some other female rappers a chance.
    ___________________
    She’s too full of herself for that.

  • DETROITTOATL

    CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT QUALIFIES ONE BEING “WASHED UP”???

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    This bih stay lying. Wasn’t she fuqqing fendi and birdman brother before her big break? I do believe she smashed lil wayne as well.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Girrrrl!!! My exact mf thoughts. This is why i don’t like her anymore. Too damn full of herself.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    She’s such an insecure lil girl on the inside. Ugh

  • Enoughsaid2020

    We have to master being single, before being in a relationship. I knew she was not dating Eminem, it was a marketing ploy. Good for her. Focus on yourself.

  • LittleOne

    A washed up blogger maybe

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Exactly. Lol

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ???

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Big ol facts????

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    This trick lying

  • Karen Brady

    Future will be knocking that thang down in a few cities for sure. Funny, listening to her on the radio just yesterday I was like ‘I don’t think she’s sexy’. Maybe she does too much? I mean obviously she is to lots and lots of people but I don’t get it from her. But I’m also from the school of ‘less is more’.

  • Karen Brady

    Or is her ‘break’ because everyone’s been checking for Cardi?

  • Karen Brady

    And yet a bully at the same time imo.

  • Karen Brady

    I saw a recent pic of her somewhere else and she looked preggo.

  • Karen Brady

    she has more chemistry with that tragic blond wig than either of those *CRINE*

  • nick c

    Drake and Wayne bragged about her servicing them maybe she thinks banging dudes she digs is not the same thing as smashing weinstein or someone ugly. She’s not fooling anyone with the bullsh1t.

  • Karen Brady

    its the wig glue

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Yardgirl

    **sniggles**

  • Karen Brady

    with a nasty attitude to boot.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAO

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Reina1718

    U think she upset with Cardi? Lol

  • Karen Brady

    *teee heee*

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    She bleachin hard

  • deanya

    When nobody cares anymore lol pretty much when an artist does the kinda shit Nicki does like fake relationship and fake beef

  • Trace da Ace

    #TRUE

  • Trace da Ace

    Awwww Nicki…..stop it girl. You are single because you seem like a major head case for ANY man…..you seem very high maintenance, self centered and that is a deal breaker for some men. True you make your own money, independent and all that…but honey….a relationship is more than that. All you are saying is monetary and material aspects….again……a relationship is more than that. And your claim that this album is your best yet…..let the consumer make that assessment. I’m glad for your “growth” and all…but learn how to be a more humble person…..your not the only female that wants to eat off this rap game….and learn that there is room for all the female MC’s to shine…it is not your throne honey…..

  • ZZZ
  • ?Patty Kakes?

    That’s bullsh!t she talking in the article but what I am gonna say is that is THE prettiest picture she has ever taken

  • rayne215

    i heard that ‘rich sex’ song….. it wont be your best album

  • Kimberly

    Lmao it def didn’t help ur music Nicki

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    I’ve never had to fuck for beats or a record deal” but raps about fuckin for money on damn near every song….girl..you make it too easy to point out the contradictions ? every industry puppet has a handler or is a sex slave to SOMEBODY powerful. Cut the shit sex slave.

  • Karen Brady

    sex slave :-)

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Told you Nas didn’t want her.

  • FukkFolks2018

    A mean girl

  • Quitedeliteful

    I thought they was gonna be together for a minute…

  • Renee26

    Funny…she got famous because of her relationship with her former ghost writer and since she’s been single she has not put out another album… Not coincidental

  • Renee26

    Lmao….Safaree set her up goodt and she was surly fugging him

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Yeah she definitely left out “fuck for lyrics” ?

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Thats what she is. Nicki is not even the same Nicki. Look at those dead ass eyes. Ain nobody home…

  • ???TheRider???

    Not glue, but Got 2 B!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She looks good in her wigs… That’s all I got…

  • Renee26

    On purpose LMAO

  • CocoBabe88

    I’ll definitely go see Nicki on tour

  • Reina1718

    So not true lol

  • Reina1718

    Lol please

  • Reina1718

    But many are checking for Nicki, dont let these blogs or shaderoom fool u, go check the facts..& not just this country, check more & then see if she washed up..

  • Reina1718

    U think she has the power to stop other female rappers? She was gone a while & all they played was Cardi b, no remy, no Young MA etc…

  • Reina1718

    Looks like singles did well to me tho, have yall really checked the numbers?

  • bemetoo

    its a lot a hate in the garden… i for one dont too much care for nicki (shes a sag) but she still the top female rapper and shes also the prettiest. and please dont say that goofy homer simpson looking chick cardi b is better

  • Logan Roberts

    I mean she can rock ALL colors?

  • Logan Roberts

    Chile they always act Nicki personally did something to them everytime Sandra post her.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yes she can!!!

  • Reina1718

    Rite lol sheesh

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Are you saying she’s 40 like Beyonce?

  • kekeb

    She’s so beautiful!
    And I believe her.

  • OriginalGuestest

    Right smh

  • Coy little wink

    Lolololool

  • Jussjess25

    Actually she didnt want nas.. his ex wife blew that up.. nas is a raging alcoholic wife beater. Sadly as fine as he is.

  • deanya

    Dreezy is better ??

  • deanya

    Shit young ma is better lol cardi and Nicki aint the only female rappers in the game

  • deanya

    They were never together ?? fake news lol

  • deanya

    Lol so why can’t she chart ??? If people checking why she got 5 flop songs ? Why push her album back 2months ?and when did rappers start havin fans pre order albums 2months before hand ???

  • deanya

    Lol don’t let Nicki fool you go hop on some hiphop sites and check out real hiphop YouTube channels . Nicki aint been on in a hot minute the Nicki hate train is real . Her numbers don’t mean shit cause people just gon buy it cause its Nicki but just like her singles they aint getting no play and people aint talking about them . ?? facts are people buy it to support then never play it again . No frauds is a prime example of that it number 14 cause of the buzz then it flopped cause it wasn’t good and people didn’t actually care

  • Jussjess25

    Wishful thinking but they were.. nas was sweating her. And kelis said it, im inclined to believe his ex wife.

  • deanya

    Also only America really matters ?? that’s why artist from other countries come here to really make it big .

  • deanya

    Young ma had a whole hit track tho lol and Remy get mad play for her age ??

  • deanya

    Also so many female rappers on YouTube making crazy moves

  • Decked Out

    She is a Big MoFo joke to the music industry.
    Manufactured for the “Pop Culture” to be “Hip Hop”
    Folks really listen to her “Garbage”

  • sunni_daze

    Improve who music? Not her music, that shit still stale trash. She’s doing the same tricks since she came out. We don’t see growth

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Exactly! She’s a big bully. Most bullies are very insecure anyway.

  • bemetoo

    lol not young ma….

  • deanya

    Young ma got bars for days

  • Reina1718

    They really dont, media dont shine on them. They would rather see fake body parts, sex filled songs & raunchiness

  • Reina1718

    Psh u buggin, so many artist go to other countries & make way more than America! Old 90’s rappers stay out the country touring , but here they gets no love.

  • Reina1718

    Thats with all music now, everything is here today gone tomorrow. On top today at the bottom 2mor. Social media sped up life & made alot of ppl care less about things. One day we are all preaching free the slaves of Lybia the next week we forget all about it if its not “trending”

  • bemetoo

    true,but the look is ???????????????????

  • deanya

    Lol aye she get mad looks from str8 dames

  • deanya

    Lol nah its here today gone tomorrow cause Drake been on the charts top ten for how long ?? Same with a ton of other artist

  • deanya

    Lol touring yeah but to make it world wide they come to America

  • deanya

    Lol YouTube literally has so many artist pulling in a million plus views on a regular.

  • Reina1718

    That i agree with, it just seems like they keep the same artist on top.

  • Karen Brady

    YES they are!!

  • Karen Brady

    Right, she’s a mean girl.

  • MRiGOThim

    She is so pretty & her music has evolved. Nicki has alway been diff tho :P

  • MRiGOThim

    Young Ma is considered a male rapper :P

  • deanya

    Nah lol