10 Best Moments in Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill’s Relationship
Minaj chose to share the news of her breakup on Twitter, though she didn't mention Meek's name directly. "To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon. Have a blessed New Year. Love u," she wrote, signaling what many had felt was a foregone conclusion in the wake of rumors of trouble between the two and their relationship.
Meek Mill, in turn, would upload a clip of him drinking liquor and chanting LL Cool J's "I Need Love," which was perceived as a response to his former boo's announcement, further fueling conversation and debate surrounding their relationship, their breakup and what it may mean for the their respective careers down the line.
A sizable amount of fans may have been turned off by Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's love affair, but overall, the two became one of the more beloved and most talked about rap couples in a while. Following in the footsteps of high-profile hip-hop relationships like KRS-One and Ms. Melodie, Treach and Pepa, Kurupt and Foxy Brown, and Diamond and Lil Scrappy, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were another example of the fact that love and hip-hop is indeed possible, albeit not always everlasting.
There's no telling whether this breakup will be an amicable one, or whether it will result into a bitter fallout and a war of words, but what we do know is that we will miss Nicki and Meek being an item since we found out they were coupled up in 2014. Here are 10 of the best moments in Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's relationship over the past two years.
One of the first public confirmations of Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's relationship came with the release of the music video for "All Eyes On Me," the lead single from his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. The song featured his rap duet with Nicki Minaj. Released on July 27, 2015, the clip features Nicki and Meek getting extra cozy with each other, leaving no question as to whether their romance was real or a mere facade.
Being a high-profile couple comes with the unwritten rule that you must walk the red carpet at award shows together, and Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill gladly obliged as they displayed their love for the entertainment industry and the rest of the world to see. Hitting the BET Awards together in 2015, as well as the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki and Meek were not shy about stepping out with each other on the arm and giving the media and the fans something to talk about.
Drake may have poked fun at Meek Mill going on tour with Nicki Minaj, but as it turns out, being on the road with your boo has its fair share of perks. And in August of 2015, Meek and Nicki made sure to take advantage of all of them during The Pinkprint, constantly showing each other public displays of affection on stage together and during their individual sets. Although some fans grumbled about the couples incessant flirting, many celebrated their budding romance, inspiring a slew of "relationship goals" memes and posts on social media.
In celebration of Nicki Minaj's 35th birthday, Meek Mill made sure to shower his boo with affection in the form of a post to his Instagram account. "Happy birthday to the strongest softest woman I know my baby! @nickiminaj," he wrote, adding a glamorous picture of the two. Meek Mill's gesture caught the attention of many, and was further evidence that the two stars' relationship was still going strong.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and Nicki Minaj is no different, which her reaction to being gifted with some new jewels from Meek Mill shows. In 2015, the life-sized Barbie went on Twitter, alluding that she had just received a diamond ring. She also added that she would post a photo of her bling later, a promise Nicki would follow through on.
In March of 2016, Nicki Minaj was on the road, but with Meek Mill stuck in the states due to legal requirements, she was feeling a little lonely. During a show in Cape Town, Africa, Nicki took out time to give her piece of man candy a shout-out on stage, dedicating her performance to him. Getting the crowd to shout "Baby, I miss you," with the clip eventually being posted on social media for the rest of the world to see.
If you've ever listened to a Meek Mill song, or peruse through his Instagram account, it's a good chance you're aware of his love for luxury wristwear, particularly Rolex watches. Being the doting girlfriend that she is, in May of 2016, Nicki Minaj made sure to gift the Maybach Music Group underboss with an expensive watch for his 29th birthday, a moment the pair shared via their social media accounts. Exchanging kisses is one thing, but buying gifts tailored to ones interest is another level of love and requires effort, another sign that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's relationship was far from a mere fling.
Being that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill aren't just a couple, but also two of the biggest rap stars of today, it was only right that they profess their love for one another through song. Meek Mill would first do this in June of 2015 on "Pullin Up," his collaboration with The Weeknd, as well as "Bad For You," another duet with Nicki Minaj from his Dreams Worth More Than Money album. In 2016, this trend would continue with the release of Meek Mill's DC4, with "You Know," another song inspired by the pair's relationship, and proof of their infatuation with one another.
Some say kissing is the most intimate form of affection, and if so, Meek Mill showed that his feelings for Nicki Minaj were especially strong in November of 2016. The DC4 rapper was caught kissing Nicki Minaj's feet in a photo she uploaded to her Instagram account on Nov. 25, 2016. The response from fans was a mix of jokes aimed at Meek, and more positive compliments towards them as a couple. With constant rumors of an impending breakup between the two heating up, the Instagram post quieted those whispers, with the appearance that all was good in the land of Omeeka.
In what would be one of their last public displays of affection or acknowledgment prior to their breakup, Meek Mill went on Instagram to wish Nicki Minaj a happy 34th birthday. "Happy Birthday to my queen, Nicki Minaj," he wrote, before adding "Stay bad and blessed up!" Meek also included a picture of the two in good spirits, which is how we prefer to remember the two as a couple.