Only a handful of men have been lucky enough to date Nicki Minaj, one of the most successful and powerful women in hip-hop. Whether you've been a fan since day one, since her verse on Kanye West's "Monster," or just joining from her recent single "Chun-Li," here's a little breakdown of all the men in Nicki's life.
Safaree and Nicki Minaj dated for about twelve years, and she was very private about the relationship. It's most public moment however, was near the end in 2014, when they both took to Twitter following the breakup to accuse each other of lying, cheating, and even stealing.
Safaree talked to The Breakfast Clubin 2015, claiming there was a lack of respect, sharing, "And it got to the point where I was being treated like an employee, instead of like her man." Meanwhile, Nicki discussed their relationship in her songs "Pills N Potions" and "Bed of Lies."
She might've stated herself on the song "Only" that she's never been with Drake, her label-mate and Young Money "family," but the two were incredibly close in 2014, especially with an eyebrow raising "Anaconda" video where Nicki gives the Canadian rapper a lap dance.
Drake later spoke about the video on Nicki's song "Only," rapping: "Yeah, I never f***ed Nicki 'cause she got a man/But when that's over, then I'm first in line/And the other day in her Maybach/I thought,'Goddamn, this is the perfect time'/We had just come from that video/You know, L.A. traffic, how the city slow/She was sitting down on that big butt/But I was still staring at the ti****s though... I mean, it doesn't take much for us to do this shit quietly/I mean, she say I'm obsessed with thick women and I agree."
Despite the Drake rumors, Nicki Minaj was actively dating Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. Just two months following the breakup with Safaree, Meek appeared twice on Nicki's 2014 album The Pinkprint. Drake's "she got a man" lyric from "Only" all but confirmed the relationship was real, and the two confirmed in 2015 when Meek posted a picture of Nicki on Instagram with the caption: "Find a woman that you think is strong enough 2 help you takeover the world! #richatheartandatpocket #imlucky."
Unlike her relationship with Safaree, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were very publicly together, and Meek even served as Nicki's opening act on tour. "I wake up in my bed," he told Noisey Rapsin October 2016, "and I just look at Nicki like, 'Man, this s**t has gotta be a dream because we used to dream all this s**t and it's just going on right now.'"
Two months later, the pair seemed to be on the rocks, as Nicki posted a message on Instagram encouraging fans that "your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth." The two unfollowed each other on social media, Meek posted and then deleted an anonymous picture of a woman's backside, and then Nicki confirmed the pair had split at the turn of the New Year.
Holding one of the most celebrated releases in all of hip-hop, fellow-NY emcee Nas reportedly began to pursue Nicki immediately following her breakup with Meek Mill. In May 2017, she shared a close photo of the two at Nas' restaurant Sweet Chick captioned "only KINGS recognize QUEENS," swirling rumors.
Nicki later confirmed the two were seeing each other on TheEllen Show, and they even wore matching outfits to Nas' 44th birthday party, but they reportedly split at the beginning of 2018 due to the relationship running out of steam.
In what is probably just an appearance on the female singer/rapper's upcoming record Queen, Eminem is the newest rumored to be dating Nicki, following her seemingly confirming it on Instagram. After mentioning the Detroit rapper on her verse for YG's "Big Bank," she responded "yes" to a fan questioning if their relationship had turned romantic.
Eminem fueled the rumors as well, shouting at Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2018: "How many of you want me to date Nicki Minaj? Well, god damn it, me too. Nicki, if you get this message, just text me later, we’ll talk about it.”
The comments from Em didn't seem to confirm the two were already dating, as he's more likely to lend a verse for her new album Queen, set for release on August 10th, 2018. Our guess is that Nicki is currently single!