In an article titled ‘How To Deal With Haters,’ the hip-hop lovers use the mag’s platform to reveal a series of intimate poses in an apparent gain the spot as the latest super couple.
Nicki and Meek reveal how and why they chose each other and speak on the controversy surrounding their union.
More photos from Nicki & Meek Mill’s GQ feature + watch behind the scenes video below…
Nicki on her relationship with Meek:
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.
Was there anyone who objected to you guys dating?
MM: Not on my side.
NM: Everyone professionally [was on board]. The only person was my mother. My mother only knows Meek from what she sees in public, in the media. She met him now, but she just wants to make sure he’s a nice guy. She’s overprotective of her daughter. Another thing people don’t realize is I’ve only had three boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never dated around… I don’t have a whole lot of experience in that department so my mother and my family were very like what? This is a big step, because they’ve only known one thing for over a decade. Even my pastor, who’s like a second mother, was scared. Everybody was just scared. Those women were scared for me because when I love someone I really let them in, and I really let me guard down. And I think it’s only natural for a mother to just, you know, she just wanted to make sure I wasn’t rushing into anything.
VIDEO: Behind The Scenes w/Nicki & Meek Mill (GQ September 2015)
What’s the most common misconception about Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj?
NM: Together, I think one of the biggest misconceptions at the beginning was that people thought that me and him just popped up out of the blue and were just in a relationship. We were friends for a very long time and he was someone that I was able to really confide in. Nothing that we do is for TV. My decision to be public about my relationship came before I even met Meek. I was in another relationship and I said after I drop my third album that I don’t care anymore what people think. I’m going to be vocal about who I’m with. It just so happens that I’m with a new guy. When I came in the business, you couldn’t tell people you were in a relationship, because record company and management said that doesn’t make you appealing to men. So don’t tell people you’re in a relationship. So after you do that for ten years it becomes something you feel like you have to do. It’s difficult to break out of that box. So I just vowed to myself, ‘look, I’m about to put out a new album, I don’t care anymore.’ It just so happens I’m in a new relationship but I was planning on doing that before I was with Meek, because now it’s to the point where it’s different. The music industry is so different. People don’t care if you’re in a relationship, but in the beginning it wasn’t like that. Take Janet Jackson. People didn’t know she was married for nine years or something like that. It was a taboo thing in the beginning. I didn’t want to hide that side of my life anymore.
MM: That we were faking. That was crazy to me. I’ve never been known for stunts in public that make me look better, you know what I’m saying?
NM: But also, the boy has been tweeting about me for how long?
MM: Five years!
The couple speak more about ‘How to Deal With Haters’ in the September 2015 issue of GQ. CLICK HERE for more excerpts from their interview.