Rappers Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are setting their stamp within the hip hop love scene.
The two lovebirds recently teamed up with GQ to do their first full on photo spread together and opened up about how the two fell in love, the celebrity couples they would like to double date with, how difficult it is to date Nicki, and so much more.
Here’s a ten second recap of the Drake Vs Meek Mill beef saga. Meek Mill claims Drake doesn’t write his own raps, Drake writes raps—plural—that embarrass Meek Mill, the internet follows with a trillion terabytes worth of memes to provide some institutional memory of the lyrical ass whooping. The photos you’re looking at now happened to be shot the day Drake released Meek’s first diss record, “Charged Up.” On set at the shoot, between photos, Meek tweeted: “Baby lotion soft.” The world disagreed.
In retrospect, it didn’t really matter that Meek lost a rap battle. Because he still has the girl. Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj are the power couple hip-hop’s always wanted. Though they’re constantly compared to Jay Z and Beyonce, Jay and Bey are more like United Nations ambassadors at this point. Where as, every day with the Meek and Nicki is the Solange elevator ride—fiery, spontaneous, unpredictable, publicist heart-attack inducing.
With tweets and money flying everywhere, we sat down with 2015’s Bonnie and Clyde to silence their relationship haters once and for all.
GQ: This is kind of a silly question but how normal is your relationship?
Meek Mill: Very un-normal. It still ain’t normal. You think so?
Nicki Minaj: I definitely think we have a normal relationship off-camera. We’re like any other couple in the hood. We’re growing as a couple and as people and as human beings, but we still have our careers. And I think probably the only thing that makes it un-normal is that we’re both successful artists, and that’s probably not normal. But other than that, our feelings are very normal. Like, if I were to speak to a hundred girls right now about what they go through with their boyfriend, we’d probably have stuff in common.
GQ: What’s the ideal double date that y’all haven’t been on?
MM: I don’t know. A lot of people. Alicia Keys and Swiss Beats. Jay-z and Beyonce.
NM: Yeah, I happen to love Alicia and Swizz because they’re both so down to earth. So we already are friends with them and Bey and Jay. So those are already friends. We admire and respect them. So that’s a no brainer. On another note, I like just going out with my best girlfriends and his guy friends, and we do that all the time. Because it’s fun, we’ll all get together and do truth or dare and do some crazy funny shit. We have fun together whether it’s with famous people or not. We don’t need to be around famous people to have fun.
GQ: How often does Meek ask you for…
NM: A kiss?
GQ: Sure. A kiss.
NM: All the time.
GQ: Well he can just probably just kiss you now, right? Without asking.
MM: Sometimes. (Laughs)
NM: Actually I love kissing him. My favorite thing about Meek is kissing him, which is weird. Just now I was like ‘damn, you’ve been asking can I kiss you a lot now,’ and it’s contagious because I used to be always asking him to kiss him when we first started talking. I love kissing him. I love the way his lips feel.
[It’s at this moment Nicki shoots Meek a look that can only be compared to a Marine’s wife seeing her husband for the first time after a double tour during war time, the kind of look that would lead to instant sexing if I weren’t there. Luckily Nicki kept talking.]
MM: Yeah, and wouldn’t you want to kiss Nicki Minaj too all day?
GQ: You guys are on tour together. Which means you guys are going to spend a lot of time together. Were there any doubts or fears about that putting strain on your pretty fresh relationship?
NM: I was excited.
MM: Me too. I was excited. It’s another experience. It’s a new experience hustling with my girl.
NM: I was just touring Europe and he kept saying, ‘When are you coming home?, When are you coming home?’ It’s just not the same. But at the same time when we are working and we’re not physically together, it just heightens that excitement for me to see him, because that’s all I can think about is seeing him again. Now when we’re on tour together it just feels like a dream come true. In so many ways.
GQ: You two seem to be two very strong personalities. What was it like in the beginning, figuring each other out?
MM: You know we were just figuring each other out. We liked each other. We were into each other. Once we learned how to understand each other, it was curtain closed. Everything was a go.
NM: People tell me all the time, it takes a special kind of man to be with a woman who has her own, and it takes a special kind of man to not feel insecure by a woman who is doing her own thing. You know? So, one of the things that made me want to be with him is we spent so much time talking, and he always made me feel like he was ok with me being me. As an artist and just as a woman. Obviously I’m a strong woman in a lot of ways… I’m not a strong woman in every way. I don’t want to make it seem like I am some superhero because I’m not, but I do know that it takes a certain kind of guy. And time will tell if Meek is that kind of guy, because it’s definitely not easy.
GQ: It’s not easy dating Nicki Minaj?
NM: No. But I really respect that he was willing to give it a try. In the beginning he thought we could be in a relationship and I kept telling him no, I don’t think he was ready. But he has a very strong mind and he was very convincing and persuasive.
MM: You liked me… I didn’t have to persuade you. (laughs)
NM: But talking about being in a relationship? I didn’t know if he was ready. I was apprehensive about that.
Read the rest of the juicy interview HERE