News: Nicki Minaj Huffs & Puffs Away Diddy Dating Rumor, "It Was So Disgusting People Would Even Link Me & Him"
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 9:29AM
Young Money's Nicki Minaj addresses past rumors suggesting she and rap mogul Diddy were an item and how out of place the gossip was in the new issue of BlackBook magazine.
For Nicki, Diddy represents someone she looks up to, not a man for having intimate relations with.
"God, no! It was so disgusting to me that people would even link me and him. I grew up watching him. I look at him like a Russell Simmons figure, definitely not as someone I'd be getting it poppin' with." (BlackBook)
After photos of Minaj and Diddy hand in hand landed online last year, Minaj cleared the air on an alleged romance.
"[Dating Diddy?] That is, wait, can I just say, I hold everybody's hands! I hold my bodyguard's hands! Noooo [I'm not dating Diddy!] Listen, sometimes I think they know these things are false. But when people ask me, I think, 'I didn't even know I was gonna have to even address that.' -- when I'm ready [to announce new management], you'll know." ("Sucker Free")
Earlier this week, the Young Money star talked about not pursuing love at this point in her career.
"I have no romance in my life at all, and it's not important to me right now. I have love for people who are on my team that I see every day and for my family, that's what makes me do what I do. I also have love for people that I interact with. If I have too much of the romantic love, I feel like it will distract me. Right now I feel like a robot." (BET)
Last month, Minaj publicly revealed being a single lady on the market.
"I'm proud that women, female rappers that come in this game after Nicki Minaj can see that, you know what? There is a chance for you to sell just as much as the boys and to be recognized. And you don't have to feel like, because you're a female rapper, you going to not be recognized. And so for that alone, I'm proud. I'm happy...Yes. I'm single and ready to mingle [laughs]." (E! Online)
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on dating below: