Cash Money Records’ Busta Rhymes is the latest hip-hop artist to weigh-in on DJ Khaled making headlines last week after publicly proposing to Nicki Minaj.
According to Bussa Buss, he had no idea whether the proposal was real or bogus.
“Absolutely not,” Busta replied. “I knew nothing about the Khaled proposal at the time. I definitely was surprised when he did it and I definitely rewinded the MTV piece that he did it through about 30 times because I just wanted to see if he was joking, or if he was serious.” Did it seem more real with each replay? “I definitely felt like it was closer to real than BS because we know Khaled,” he added. “Khaled don’t do that. He’ll hype something up and joke around but that was a different kind of leap. If it was a campaign for the record, it was a brand-new, whole ‘nother angle that I ain’t never seen Khaled come from before, so it was definitely surprising for me.” (MTV)
A few days ago, Minaj downplayed the proposal’s seriousness.
“Nobody in my real life took it seriously. Everybody just hit me like, ‘LOL. Yo, Khaled is crazy,'” Nicki said in an interview. “Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, y’all. Please let it go. He was kidding. He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me. We’re brother and sister.” (Hot 97)
Coincidentally, a photo of Nicki wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring from Khaled started to make its rounds online this week.
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Nicki Minaj has yet to publicly address DJ Khaled’s memorable MTV video proposal, but the “Super Bass” singer raised eyebrows when she stepped out to dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday, July 27, with a new accessory around her ring finger. The 30-year-old rapper wore an attention-grabbing ensemble for her evening outing, including a bright neon mesh cap, pink shirt and pastel yellow high-waisted jeans. Minaj brushed her blonde hair aside with her left hand — which boasted an impressive sparkler on her ring finger — multiple times. (Us Weekly)
Khaled also responded to reports which claimed Minaj filed a restraining order against him following the proposal.
“Y’all know better than that they don’t put restraining orders on bosses I’m the DON U witnessing greatness I’m the best that ever did it! JUS KNOW! #sufferingfromsuccess,” Khaled wrote via Instagram July 28. (DJ Khaled’s Instagram)