Nicki Minaj Responds To Khaled
In other words as everyone suspected the proposal was a publicity stunt for Khaled’s new album.
Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled are not walking down the aisle…ever. The Young Money diva is finally speaking out following DJ Khaled’s grand proposal.
She called into Funkmaster Flex’s radio show on Hot 97 on Monday to address the viral video that showed Khaled professing his love and presenting a 10-carat engagement ring. But she never once took his advances seriously.
“I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up laughing with the rest of the world ’cause Khaled is a master at what he does,” said Nicki.
It was more or less a publicity stunt to promote Khaled’s upcoming album Suffering From Success and his new single “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Nicki, Future, and Rick Ross.
“It was just another way for him to kinda give the world a glimpse on the feeling of this record,” explained Nicki.
Those close to her didn’t think of it as anything more than a joke. “Nobody in my real life took it seriously,” she said. “Everybody just hit me like, ‘LOL. Yo, Khaled is crazy.’”
She set the record straight once and for all, shutting down any prospect of wedding bells.
“Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya’ll. Please let it go. He was kidding,” said Nicki.
“He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me. We’re brother and sister.”
Despite the dismissal, Khaled seemed serious about his proposal when he called into DJ Felli Fel on Power 106 over the weekend.
“She might say yeah tonight or tomorrow, she might say yeah next year. What am I gonna do, give up? Never. I ain’t never give up on nothing I do,” he said.
But it seemed like it was all part of his master plan. Following Nicki’s interview, he tweeted, “Salute @NICKIMINAJ!!! … Bringing the excitement back to the game!”
Are wedding bells in the future for Nicki Minaj?
The rainbow-haired vixen, 30, received a stirring proposal from the “All I Do Is Win” rapper during a segment for MTV News.
Khaled seemed serious about popping the question, even presenting a 10-karat, radiant-cut diamond ring from Manhattan’s Rafaello & Co., worth about $500,000.
“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV,” the rapper began.
“I love you.
I like you.
I want you to be mine.”
“I’m here at MTV because it’s a worldwide network,” he continued.
“Only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you’re busy.
I’m gonna be honest with you, I want to marry you.”
“We got the same symptoms, we both suffer from success,” he added.
“You out there touring, you’re out there hustling, you’re out there making music and you’re out there winning. And I understand.”
“That’s why I feel you need a man like me in your life that’s gonna take care of you and respect you,” he said.
“If you have to take your time and think about it, I understand.
But I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and how serious this is to me.
I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family, that I want to marry you.”
Minaj wasn’t there to witness the event, and there’s no word from her camp on whether she’ll accept the proposal.
But the singer did retweet a link to the video, so there might be hope for a Minaj-Khaled union yet.
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