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Earlier this week, the Internet blew up with reports that Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend Meek Mill are engaged after very brief dating stint. The rumors began after Nicki took to Twitter and Instagram and seemingly implied that she and the MMG rapper were headed to the altar—or at the very least, that he presented her with a pricey ring.
Considering that she seemed to be baiting fans and media outlets with the hints only to deny (or complain about) the rumors later, we assumed that she was trolling and didn’t pay the reports too much attention. And from the sounds of it, we were correct.
In a recent interview with our sister site Bossip, the rapper’s mother Carol Maraj denied the engagement rumors.
“I talk to my daughter every day, and she said she was not engaged,” explained Carol at the Dress For Success Worldwide gala in Manhattan last night.
So yeah, it will probably be a while before Nicki and Meek take the plunge, should they ever decide to do so.
Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Rumors That She Wants Safaree Back, Says Tweets On Anniversary Were NOT For Him
Okay, so remember how we were telling you that Nicki Minaj and Safaree sent out subliminal tweets to one another this past weekend? The messages appeared to show the pair expressing their love for one another on what would have been their 11th anniversary. But now Minaj is saying those tweets were NOT for Safaree. She won’t specify who exactly they were for (unless she’s already head-over-heels for Meek Mill), but she seemed perturbed at people thinking she wanted her former longtime love back. She took to Twitter today to call folks out and set the record straight.
In case you missed the tweets that had people talking, Nicki tweeted out this on Saturday, and Safaree ended up sharing his own sentimental message:
But after people started speculating that she was expressing her undying love for Safaree, she told them to cut it out:
But today, she wasn’t playing games when she said “please stop.” She decided to let everyone know that if she wanted to get back with an ex or express her feelings to them, she wouldn’t do it on social media (but if she wanted to diss ’em, that’s a whole other story, right?).
NecoleBitchie took to Twitter to defend the story, and she asked Nicki to specify who exactly the message was for if it wasn’t for Safaree…
But the good news is that even after all that, Minaj wasn’t holding grudges–even if she did try to give folks a cyber tongue-lashing.
Yeah, I’m not sure I believe what Nicki is saying. It’s interesting that she would send out a tweet saying “I’ll always love you” on the day that would have been her anniversary if it wasn’t for a man she was with for so long. And while I don’t think she necessarily wants to get back with him, I think she tried to find a way to show him some love considering that things got so ugly between them on social media earlier this year. But I get it: she has a new man so these type of things, and stories, can create unnecessary drama…
Interesting enough, this time last year, Minaj and Safaree were celebrating their 10-year anniversary in Cabo San Lucas. Who else is in the mood for flashback photos?
Awwww, the way they were…
“U Claim U Happy, Then Why U So Mad At Me!!!!”: Nicki Minaj Caught Up In Drama Between Meek Mill And His Son’s Mother
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have been getting quite close and cozy these days, and for that reason, they should be focused on whatever it is they’re doing and where they plan to take their relationship in the future. But for some reason, Meek is still worried about the moves made by the mother of his son…
It might have been provoked by pettiness, or she might really just be a fan of him, but Fahimah Raheem, the ex and the mother of Meek’s son, decided to follow and like a few pictures from Safaree Samuels’ account. That’s right, she was caught liking pics of Nicki Minaj’s ex. And while that’s not a big deal to most people, Meek caught wind of her “likes” and decided to put her on blast on Instagram for some reason, and ask why she’s being shady:
But Raheem was not here for the rapper trying to put her on front street, and in response, she said that if he’s oh so happy with Nicki, he needs to stop worrying about who she’s following and what she’s doing on Instagram:
Like I said, they’re both being petty, but she does have a point. If you’re supposed to be moving on and happy (and your relationship isn’t fake and phony…), then you shouldn’t be worried about what your ex is up to.
But what do you think?
It just wouldn’t be All-Star weekend without yet another altercation. TMZ reports a brawl erupted when a group of men decided to pick a fight with Rick Ross and Meek Mill’s entourage inside a club on Friday night.
Apparently the rappers were in the same section as the men in NYC’s Liberty Theater when drinks were thrown and a scuffle broke out.
Eyewitnesses say Meek threw a few punches and Rick Ross kept his moves to pushing as his bodyguards handled the rest.
I’m going to need Meek to stay booed up with Nicki Minaj on her Instagram where it’s safe because I could’ve sworn he is still on probation.
Either way there have been quite a few scuffles going down during All-Star weekend. It might be time for everyone to turn down and take their behinds home.
TMZ has vid of the brawl below:
Nicki Minaj Dishes On Her Rebound Boo, Meek Mill: “He’s Been Around For A Lot Of Things That I’ve Gone Through”
It’s no secret that we liked Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels together, but since it seems that they’re not going to reunite anytime soon, she’s been seen happily cozying up to Philly MC, Meek Mill. They are even hosting an All-Star Weekend event together this weekend here in NYC. So what’s the deal with those two? Vogue is one of the first publications to actually ask Nicki about her love life since splitting from Safaree, and while she won’t call Meek her man, she says that he’s definitely been her rock as of late…
When asked how she’s enjoying single life after being in a relationship for more than a decade, Nicki says she’s having a ball.
“I’ll just say that I haven’t had this much fun in years. Yeah, I am partying, and I am freer, and I am just enjoying myself and my life.”
When she was asked what’s going on with Meek Mill, she said that they are just having fun. But people shouldn’t think that they just linked up, got close and are pretending to be enamored with each other after only a few weeks. They’ve actually been close for quite some time according to the “Anaconda” rapper.
“Sometimes we hang out, and when we hang out, we have fun. [laughs] This is what I want to say about him: People think for some strange reason that we just started becoming friends recently. We’ve been friends for a very, very long time, and he’s been around for a lot of things that I’ve gone through. And that’s all I’ll say about that.”
And even though Nicki is keeping it cute when it comes to Meek, he has no problem saying that she’s special. During last night’s performance in New York City at Best Buy Theater, he let everyone know what’s up:
“I don’t really be Instagramming my motherf**king personal life, but Nicki, that’s my motherf**king baby.”
“I Was Being Treated Like An Employee Instead Of Her Man”: Safaree Samuels Gives The Real Deal On What Went Wrong With Nicki Minaj
We told you last Friday that Nicki Minaj wasn’t too happy after seeing her ex, Safaree Samuels, out on a date with a model in L.A. The next day, she posted this on Instagram:
“You can’t find happiness with bitterness, hate and unforgiveness in your heart. You owe it to yourself to find real peace. Why do ppl feel they have to be “ok” all the time? Its ok to NOT be ok. You’re human. I hate seeing people be tormented and on the verge of going crazy because of their pride and their ego and because they made a bed they never thought they’d have to lay in. If you were on your death bed tomorrow, none of the ppl you do all this fronting for would be there. You can’t try to hurt a person who’s heart is right and who showed you the meaning of loyalty. Its better that you do some soul searching and live in GRATITUDE. Realize how blessed you were and learn from your mistakes. Sometimes the more you do for ppl, the more they think they’re entitled to! Just fall back and ask God to show them the truth. Once you have forgiven and learned how to find true peace, the most you can do is wish the next person well and pray that they too will find the same thing. I’m hoping that 2015 will be a year we choose real happiness over the fake made up stuff we think people want to see. Every night, the lights and cameras stop flashing and there you are. its just YOU. Laying there. Facing the music. Cherish these nights. Cherish these ppl. Life is a movie, but there’ll never be a sequel. And if you didn’t cherish them in time, own that. Hope you feel better.”
Afterwards, while in “no f**ks given” mode, she joked around with comedian Lil Duval, who basically put Safaree on blast for being a wack rapper (in their opinion). Nicki boldly agreed and claimed that she never had the heart to tell Safaree that rapping wasn’t for him:
So after all that yapping on her part, it looks like Safaree has had just about enough. He got up, put on his fluffiest fur and brightest jewelry, and headed to The Breakfast Club to set the record straight about all their issues. And while Nicki may have thrown quite a bit of shade his on way social media recently, he says he’s not speaking out to do the same. Instead, he says he’s speaking out to clear his name and to try to understand why after a decade of supporting one another, she would try and bash him publicly. Here is what stood out:
What He Was To Nicki:
Everything. Decisions weren’t made without me. That was my soulmate. That wasn’t like somebody I was just working with. People thought, ‘Oh I was just a hype man.’ No. We were calling all the shots.
How They Came Together:
We were in a group together, called the Hood Stars. We did the group thing for about two years, it didn’t really work out. So she branched out and did her solo thing. We packed up two cars, went to Atlanta. We just started bubbling from there. We were friends for a year and a half at first and then a relationship started.
If It Was Hard Putting His Aspirations On The Back Burner:
It wasn’t hard at all because I’m not gonna act like that’s what I wanted to be so bad. We were in a rap group together, yeah, I rapped with her, but I just enjoyed entertainment. So whether I was in the front of the mic or playing in the back with her, I just enjoyed entertainment.
Why He Needed To Speak Out After She Dissed Him On Instagram:
I would never do anything publicly to try to like, pull her down. Whatever happens between me and her one-on-one, it is what it is. That’s personal and I would never put that out there. I could be out here telling a million stories and doing cornball sh*t like that but I’m not going to do that. I never would do that. I never plan on doing that. I just think it’s crazy for her to come out now and try to pull me down, try to say I’m corny. I don’t care who you’re with. I want you to move on because I’m moving on. I walked away from the situation. I’m not going to say I broke up with her, but I’m the one who packed up my stuff and I left.
Why Things Didn’t Work Out:
It just got to a point where the respect was gone. Everyone around her works for her. It got to the point where it was like, I’m your man, I’m the one you go to sleep with every night. I’m who you wake up with every morning. It got to the point where I was being treated like an employee instead of her man.
Why They Kept Their Relationship A Secret:
I really don’t understand it myself. I used to be like, there’s no way people really don’t know. And if you don’t know it’s like you either want to be naive because you’re stupid, or you’re living in a fairy world. I just never understood that.
If He Had A Problem With Her Being So “Friendly” With Drake And Lil Wayne:
As far as the “Only” song, that’s something that people on the outside take as disrespect more than I did. Maybe I’ve been dealing with it for so long that it seemed like the norm to me. I got numb to it. It was like…it is what it is. I could probably feel a way about it, but I’ll get over it, it is what it is and I’ll just keep it moving. I definitely feel like there was some stuff that didn’t have to be done.
His Thoughts On Her Possibly Dating Meek Mill After Introducing Them:
If that’s who she decides to move on with, it is what it is. If I wanted to make it work, I could have made it work. Fame and money, you can’t put a price on peace of mind. People on the outside looking in will be like, ‘you out of your mind you better get your girl back.’ I never planned on talking about nothing, I never was going to, but to publicly try to pull me down, that’s where I’m just like, ‘you’re getting ridiculous.’ I don’t publicly try to pull you down in no way. If anything, all I’ve done is uplift you publicly. When I’m going and putting tattoos of your face all over my body and showing the world, ‘I don’t care, I think you’re the most amazing person at what you do.’ I would say that to her when it was just me and her and I would say it in on a stage in front of 20,000 people: ‘Make some noise for the best female rapper alive.’ I don’t take that away from her. But don’t try to acknowledge people who are trying to bring me down publicly and agree with them. That was the thing that made me say, I have to say something. She could take a picture with whoever she wants. She could get married tomorrow and be pregnant the next day and I would wish her nothing but the best. But when you try to pull me down and try to discredit what I’ve done for you? That’s weak to me. Don’t say I don’t have no talent because every time it came to writing raps and making music, it was me, her and a beat. She doesn’t do it by herself, it’s me and her. Don’t discredit me on what I’ve done for you. That’s weak. I would never do that to her.
His Financial Situation Without Nicki:
I’m not out here worried about how I’m going to get my next meal. Everything that I have, we got together. So if I say I want to go buy something, I bought it with my money. I don’t have to go up to her and say, ‘Can you buy this for me please? Oh, I see this bike I like, can you buy me this bike?’ Nah, it don’t work like that.’
If He Ever Laid His Hands On Her After That Alleged Hotel Fight Years Ago:
Naw. Hell no. I would never hit her.
If Cheating Tore Them Apart:
I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, I do admit that. But what the girl is saying, there’s no truth to that. The girl they said I was messing with, she had to call up a radio station and say, ‘He was there but that didn’t happen.’ Our problem is not even really about cheating, it’s about outgrowing each other. She may feel like I don’t respect her, I may feel like she doesn’t respect me and it is what it is. I don’t think it was money and I don’t think it was fame. When you’re that big of a brand, it’s like you’re a walking and breathing corporation. You always gotta be on. It was to the point where if we go out, I can’t put my arm around you, I can’t hold your hand. I’m an affectionate dude! I like to have my arm around my chick. I want to be outside and be like, I’m with my chick! I don’t want to have to be walking a couple steps behind you or a couple steps away from you and acting like you’re not my girl. After a while, that can put a strain on somebody. That definitely did something to me.
That Date He Went On With Candice Brook:
I don’t feel like it was soon. We’ve been not together for some time now. Probably about four months. That’s my friend. She’s a very nice girl.
On The TMZ Report That He Was Suicidal After Their Split:
I definitely have been in places where I feel like I don’t want to be here anymore. But I think that everybody has been there before. But now I’m happy. I can see her and not be bothered. Before, it was hard for me to be in the car, listening to the radio and she would come on…but now I’m glad I’m at a point where it’s like, tunnel vision.
She’s my soulmate, but we just can’t be together.
If you have 46 minutes, you can check out the chat for yourself below. It definitely made me look at Safaree in a different way, and not in a negative one…
After taking indirect jabs at one another on Twitter during the holidays, it’s safe to say that Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels aren’t reuniting anytime soon. And based on recent sightings of both parties out and about on the same night, it seems that they’ve decided to start the process of moving on.
Nicki Minaj posted some interesting photos in the last 24 hours, including one of her sitting pretty next to rapper Meek Mill–where, we’re not so sure of…
In the caption, she claimed that they were working on a new music video together…
…but then she made it clear that she was kidding:
Rumors have been swirling around for a while now about Minaj possibly rebounding with the Maybach Music rapper. In the past, she said there was no truth to them, telling Ebro at Hot 97, “Ya’ll gotta let the Meek thing go,” and radio personality Big Boy, “We’re friends. He’s dope.”
As for her ex, Samuels was caught by TMZ going for dinner with a new lady–model Candice Brook–in a super fancy Polaris Slingshot (I’m referring to the car, which starts at a price of $23,999). When the two pulled up at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, a rude photographer asked Brook, “How does it feel to be filling in for Onika?”
The two were seen entering and exiting the fancy restaurant, and on the way out, they were stopped by a lady selling roses. Samuels bought quite a few red ones for his date, and when a photographer gave him props for being a gentleman and asked how Brook felt about receiving the beautiful flowers, she responded with, “I’ve gotten more from him.”
Whatever these two are doing–whether they’re trying to make each other jealous, trying to get attention, or actually having fun dating someone new, we personally still prefer Minaj and Samuels together…*Kanye shrug*
A couple of months ago, we told you that K. Michelle and Elle Varner had a falling out. It appeared that several factors contributed to the demise of their friendship, but K’s main beef seemed to be that Elle failed to give her credit for “Cold Case”—a song K claims to have written. During a recent interview with Hot 97, K discussed their falling out and what fueled it.
“I had a record. It was my favorite record. It was ‘Ride Out’ on my album and I wasn’t allowed to put out that record because management said the record was already too big,” K explained. “I played that record for my friend [Elle] at that time. The next thing I knew she threw off her shoes and said ‘Oh my God, this is a great record.’”
She went on to say that Elle later played a song for her, which sounded quite similar.
“She played me a record. She said, ‘You like the record?’ I said, that’s my record. Ain’t nobody yodeling on the hooks but me. Then you went to the same producers. I came to [her] like a woman. I said, this is my record. You can’t put that out. That sounds like me. [She copied my style.] But I said it to you as a friend in a proper manner. I said it to management in a proper manner.”
The former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star says that management did not handle the situation as they stated that they would. In her interview, K also addressed why she decided to go after her former friend after photos of Elle and Meek Mill were uploaded to Instagram.
“I’ve never slept with Meek in my life. Me and Meek are friends. We flirt and poke, know what I’m saying? We don’t poke,” she shared. “I did have a crush on Meek. We do that. You know that as my friend, me and Meek do this. You get on Twitter and say, ‘Yeah Meek tried to talk to me and I swerved him.’ Okay, why would you do that to your friend. But I’m the crazy one. I’m the mean one. I let it slide.[…]She wanted attention because we don’t give a f–k about that India Arie a– music. No offense against India Arie because I love her. We like India because she’s India. [Elle’s] not India. Go sit down trying to be K. Michelle and India with the guitar. It just don’t work.
So when you grinning taking pictures with Meek and he posted under the comments that he’s posting this picture to let her know how real the swerve was. He’s still f–king with you, you know what I’m saying? It was just took much for the attention that she wants. I get it. I understand it. I’m not gonna lie. She can sing. I’ll never take her gift from her but I was very, very quiet in that situation.
Once she took my song and because we got into about the song you’re doing this and posting pictures with Meek with hearts and s–t to try and just do something. But y’all don’t get on her for that.”
As previously reported, Elle has denied stealing the song from her former friend.
Watch K’s full interview below.
“I’ll Always Luv Her”: K. Michelle Backtracks On Elle Varner Shade, Says Media Blew Drama Out Of Proportion
“People be smiling in the pictures not knowing they getting dissed in the caption. HA! You definitely need a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!”
“I hope you get attention from that cuz you sure don’t get it from your music.”
The singer has since deleted the statements from her Instagram, but Varner still heard about them and responded in an interview with the Jasmine Brand:
“That’s unfortunate that she feels the way that she feels. I don’t. I never have. That’s something—I can’t. I don’t do drama.”
“If anyone remembers the Meek Mill drama and me saying I curved him. That was my first time seeing him since and we laughed it off. It was funny. It got taken out of proportion Whatever she took from that is not my problem.”
Now K is saying that all of her statements were blown out of proportion by the media, and that she and Varner are still friends…or something like that. In a Q&A with fans on Twitter, she was asked about that drama and this is what she had to say:
Oooooof course. She also cleared up any issues people may have thought she had with Meek Mill:
And when someone told her that she needs to sidestep drama and focus on her gifts, she actually agreed:
Well, hopefully these two can work things out and maintain their friendship because they seemed close, but in the future, K might need to pick up a phone and call folks when they’re having a disagreement instead of taking to social media. Live and learn, right?
A couple of months ago, we told you about Jazmine Sullivan’s return to music with her first single “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill. Most of you all seemed to dig it. And now Jazmine has released a video for the comeback effort.
She takes a page from the Broadway show Avenue Q and employs naughty puppets stepping out on their significant others, who happen to be real people. Yeah it sounds wild but it makes more sense in the video.
The puppet hostess of a show based off the now defunct reality show “Cheaters.” The hostess, complete with orange lips and purple eye shadow, helps other women catch their partners in compromising positions, in offices, cars and seedy hotel rooms. It’s a mess but funny at the same time…with a bit of a surprise ending.
“Dumb” is the first single from Sullivan’s first album since she left the industry three years ago. She told ABC News Radio that this album has a more current sound.
“I’ve always done a lot of different things, but with this particular album I feel like it’s going to attract a lot of younger kids who may not have been into my stuff before.”
Take a look at the video below and listen to the song again, or for the first time, and let us know what you think.