Nicki Minaj's Mom Wasn't OK With Her Dating Meek Mill at First

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28:  Recording artists Nicki Minaj (L) and Meek Mill perform onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Nicki Minaj's Mom Wasn't OK With Her Dating Meek Mill at First

The two break down their relationship for GQ.

Published September 22, 2015

After GQ shared their video teaser of Nicki Minaj and Meek Mills magazine spread together, the magazine has published their story called “Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill on How to Deal With Haters.”

The interview was done a few months ago when Drake released his first diss record, “Charged Up.” While Meek and Nicki are often compared to Jay Z and Beyoncé, they’ve become hip hop’s new favorite couple this year. During their conversation, they break down their relationship and certain specifics we've all been wanting to know: Do they still ask to kiss?, figuring out each other’s personalities, the biggest misconception of their relationship, and much more.

One of the interesting things we learn is that Nicki’s mother didn’t approve of her dating Meek at first. For Meek, everyone was supportive, however, Nicki’s situation was different because she doesn't normally let any guy into her life.

Everyone professionally [was on board]. The only person was my mother. My mother only knows Meek from what she sees in public, in the media. She met him now, but she just wants to make sure he's a nice guy. She's overprotective of her daughter. Another thing people don't realize is I've only had three boyfriends in my whole life. I've never dated around… I don't have a whole lot of experience in that department so my mother and my family were very like what? This is a big step, because they've only known one thing for over a decade. Even my pastor, who's like a second mother, was scared. Everybody was just scared. Those women were scared for me because when I love someone I really let them in, and I really let me guard down, and I think it's only natural for a mother to just you know, she just wanted to make sure I wasn't rushing into anything.

Be sure to head to GQ to read the full interview. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Mark Davis/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Written by Eric Diep


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