Nicki Minaj Explains Her Diamond Rings from Meek Mill
"We actually spoke with Jay Z and Beyoncé about it, too," Minaj tells Billboard of her relationship with Meek Mill
If you’re confused by any giant diamond sparkler on Nicki Minaj‘s ring finger, the musician is here to set the record straight.
“Meek gave me that,” she tells Billboard of bling from her boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill. “He and I are not engaged. But he said he would like to give me three rings before we get married.”
Minaj, 33, sparked the latest round of rumors about her relationship with Mill, 28, when she shared closeup snaps of an impressive rock via Instagram on Wednesday. (He had given her a heart-shaped diamond ring, which she wore on that finger, in the spring.)
The couple’s connection is explored in her new cover story for Billboard‘s Year in Music 2015 issue. Minaj told the publication that she and Mill have turned to their famous pals for advice on being in a high-profile romance.
“We actually spoke with Jay Z and Beyoncé about it, too,” she explained. “After our show at [Brooklyn’s] Barclays Center [in October], we had dinner together. They were so giving with advice. I love them so much. It was just a beautiful conversation to have with people we love and we look up to as a couple. They’re so strong.”
And even though Mill has already started showering her with rings that could lead to their walk down the aisle, Minaj insisted that the future is up in the air.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with he and I,” she said. “I just know right now we are really, really enjoying each other’s company.”
Minaj, who has questioned the role race plays in the music industry, also spoke with Billboard about the death of Sandra Bland. The 28 year old became a face of the nation’s debate about racial injustice when she was found dead in a Texas jail after being arrested for assault during a traffic stop in July.
“I did research on the Sandra Bland case,” said Minaj, who has brought attention to the story via social media. “That’s why it hit me so hard. I remember speaking to other women at the time. This could have been me. I’m a sassy woman. I may have given a little bit of attitude to a police officer. I could have never come home.”