Nicki Minaj Addresses Marriage Rumors, Talks "Monster"

Nicki Minaj explains on DJ Drama's radio show that she and Drake were actually joking about their marriage and discusses her verse of Kanye West's "Monster".

Nicki Minaj recently chopped it up DJ Drama on his Hot 107.9 radio show. During the 15 minute phone interview, the two discussed a variety of subjects from female emcees to her recent critically acclaimed appearance alongside Kanye West, Rick Ross and Jay-Z on the song "Monster ". Minaj said that she is thrilled to have been a part of such a massive collaboration, let alone the amount praise she received for her verse.

"I haven't even counted the damn bars [on my 'Monster' verse]," she said. "It might've been about 32 [bars]...[I recorded it] about four or five months ago. I don't know if anybody was coming at my head [at the time], I just had a lot to say...I just feel blessed to be on a song with two living legends Jay[-Z] and Kanye [West] are both icons, and I never in a billion years would've thought that I would've not only been on a song with one of them but both them. I'm happy that people think I murdered the record. It just feels exciting to have been a part of that collab[oration]."

The breakout star also discussed rumors that she and fellow Young Money emcee Drake recently tied the knot. She said that she and Drake are not actually married, but were simply causing some mischief.

"Drake is just my little brother, and I kid with him all the time, that's all," she said. "We were just being crazy, and I think we were a little bit bored...we were just being mischievous...every day, I see things written about me that aren't true. I kind of wanted to give the blogs a little bit of payback and put my own story out."  

The full interview can be heard below, courtesy of

DJ Drama Interviews Nicki Minaj by Rap-Up


  • ganlulu1

    There are so many monster beats by dr. dre in the market and my friends got them in some website ,well I think they are look good but have the different quality when listen to the music ,well the makers of who make the real one will be angry and crazy for the fake are so cheap ....

  • ganlulu1

    There are so many copied monster beats by dr. dre in the market and my friends got them in some website ,well I think they are look good but have the different quality when listen to the music ,well the makers of who make the real one will be angry and crazy for the fake are so cheap ....

  • WhatHappened

    This is just my opinion,I dont give a fuck how anyone takes it --Monster was trash in general.I dont see anything that was so great about that song other than Kanye West. Kanye West is a wonderful artist but even he could of done alot better than that. --Jay-Z verse was alright just wasn't the best.--Nicki Minaj was straight garbage. I thought she was going to suprise me that shit was an epic fail.It's like Lil Wayne never went to jail made no damn sense that verse..went from talking about haters money army of barbies to cheesecake.. just shut up. --Rick Ross had one or two lines and his part was over..I even thought he would murder that track when I seen his name on the title but nope one or two freaking lines.--Bon Iver no comment I just like his voice..-- other than that song is trash.--In my opinion they should of put Kanye West,Fabolous,Eminem,try Red Cafe or something.. even Juelz people that are alive that we know can spit..Cory Gunz.. because if Tupac,Biggie,Dr Dre and so on came on that track Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z can kiss their verse good-bye.People really kissing this trashy ass song ass..

  • Darkeyehmj

    Why cant ya'll stop hating for real. If you gonna give an opinion make sure you getting urs. Goddamn at the end of the day Nicki is the fucking best, other female rappers can say this and that but where they at? Either engulfed in the Hollywood scene or just hating from the sidelines. Just mind your own shit and keep it trucking damn!

  • Anonymous

    what was she saying man...she start flippin voices and i like mute that HIll era is gone man...rappers make gimicks by using barbie girl style outfits so fuckin maintstream, then using crazy voices and talk like she from fuckin london most of the times, like she forgot were she came from...Gettttttdeeeeeeeefuccckkkkouttttaaaaaahere mann..

  • Life Accordin' To Dutch

    Can somebody tell that fool ANONYMOUS to shut the fuc up..U R WHAT WE LIKE TO CALL AN UNEDUCATED EDUCATED FOOL..U KNOW ABSOLUTELY ABOUT NONE OF THE SHIT U TALKIN ABOUT..U READ BEHOLD A PALE WHITE HORSE"..AND LOST YO DUMASS MIND..I BACK ANYTHING I SAY UP DUMMIE..NOTHING I HAVE EVER WRITTEN HAS NOT HAD A for ur stupidity in telling ppl what and who not to like..there in lies the ignorance of the so-called hiphop elite(the dirty backpack set and the supposed great hiphop minds)..they always lead u astray...i grew u in the Big and Pac era fool..u think they aint say them dudes was leading the generation into the wrong things or that this is not what hiphop is supposed to they r called legends in the game..its about doin u..the ppl will catch up in time..u think reasonable doubt,ready to die or wu-tang or any of them albums got 5 mics when they came out..lame..doggystle and the chronic took time.then nigz had to go back and correct they DUMASS EAST-COAST BIASED OPINIONS..OUTKAST FIRST ALBUM.THE LIST GOES ON WITH ARTISTS WHO DIDNT GET THERE RESPECT OUT THE GATE..

    • Life Accordin' To Dutch

      I SEE U Mad about the mexicans shit homie..i call em like i see em' like yo screen name say and kick rocks..

    • STFU

      Ohh shut the fucc up and get off the net. Basement livin' ass, half the time on this website and the other half on bangbros. Mexicans bump Em and Jay hood or not, you swear you got your statistics or some shit. Fuk outta here, go outside for once faggot.

  • Beatsbynonsense

    Nicki Minaj just proves people are like overgrown flies. Nicki is a light and people flock to the light cause its all shiny and shit. Her whole style is theatrics with subpar lil wayne lyrics...And the fact that this is even a story is retarded.

  • GR

    Whatever suits the bill. I mean, everybody has different reasons to why they listen to hip-hop. But it all comes down to the music. If your looking for the hype and delivery with no general sense of message, Nicki Minaj is probably the best out right now. If your looking for some soul and emotion, Lauryn Hill probably wins people over. If your looking for lyrical intricacy, Jean Grae is probably one of the best currently. No use in comparing or to denegrate other peoples tastes, hip-hop heads.

  • freshyboi

    i think she should switch it up and get into the porno industry we'd all buy that way before we bought a nicki minaj album

  • Winslow Simmons

    Facts: nicki is bad, she can ride a beat, she makes good club music..but her lyrics are wack..she's not really saying anything ever..what line out of her monster verse would you consider dope? nothing that can be considered a quotable.

  • buddhababy404 NICKI DAT SHIT THO STOP HATING !!

  • BruthaForeal

    Although not a fan of Nicki I find myself at a point whereas it really doesn't matter. There will always be artists that some believe are not worth the listen but get all the attention. And those artists who are worth the listen and never get the attention. Plain and simple it revolves around money. If people truly supported the artists that they claim they love at the same level the artists who lack talent get support from those who can relate to them. Then maybe, just maybe a good artist will have a chance? I mean let's be serious, Nicki is not purchasing her own singles and paying for her own mini tours. Her fans are, so if you are a fan of someone who you believe deserves the spot that Nicki is in... use your internet prowless to help propel that artist. It's funny to me that some of the people I hear saying that they don't like this artist vs. this artist, don't even support (purchase) the music of the artist they say they love. Think about it.

    • Anonymous

      true but its a sad thing how the market controls the minds of the weak. i mean look at all these people claiming she is good. And those who try to enlighten others about how artists like her are a scam to keep the poor and ignorant even more poor and ignorant get backlashes by those who are IGNORANT. its exactly what lupe fiasco was trying to say in "DUMB IT DOWN". its a sad story!

  • foranyentertainment

    that stupid cunt is one of the reasons its so hard for talented ARTISTS to make in hip hop...Hip Hop is a dying culture because of these disrespectful nursery-rhyme-using youll never hear of me if you dont check me out...

  • life accordin' to dutch

    Fuc outta here wit that "Eminem claimed his spot over Jay-z shit." u figure mane...last time i checked Jay been on a non stop tour sellin shit out worldwide..Eminem's "new" tour is featuring Jay-z..u sound for his record sales..numbers dont lie..white boys still like eminem..that is a fact and for the hood..not one car..not one club..not one nigga i know plays that bullshit...

    • Anonymous

      mexicans?? what the fuck? the hood? you must be onr the most ignorant commenter i've ever heard trying to make sense of nothing ps. none of those to are the best!

  • skinny

    arguably nicki's best verse. ever. she's garnering mad adulation for it too, so props. fans: this cements nicki. she's here, get used to it. haters: she obviously compelled you with her verse to say something about her, and every hit of yours on one of her songs, whether or not you are plotting to blast hatred on a blog site is a hit that makes her more famous, so if you really don't think she's that good, don't listen to her music and take the time to hate on it. everyone else: real shit, you gotta admit she went in on this. hard.

    • Anonymous

      what part was good, what was she saying its hard to analyze the content of her piece in this song if you didnt graduate High SChool. Its hard to interpret it because you dont have the skills and knowledge to take Hip hop rapping as an art that needs to be observed. If you did you would understand what a poor job she did. I dont like jay and kanye but their lyrics had depth, metaphors had to be given a doubletake.Nicki was plain and obvious wit her shit kinda like 3 grade poetry

  • bb

    no matter how much people on her diss nicki... she's still making money and you guys ares a bunch of broke haters... :)

    • Anonymous

      and then dudes adds a smiley face at the end of shut the fuck up!!

    • Anonymous

      perfect example of a douchebag! who gives a fuck if she getting money i cant stand the ignorant who base success and fulfillment off capitalistic gain. At the end of the day me you her are all modern day serfs following the the hidden dictatorship of the corporate control so save your ignorant ass comments..."get money" does this nigga know how ignorant he sounds???

  • Steven Ireland

    Fuck yall homo hatein ass niggas her verse on mosnter was hot I swear yall hip hop heads hate on everything stop takeing rap so fucking serious!!!!

    • Anonymous

      nigga, what part?? i feel you talking out yo ass!!! what part of hip hop states that i gotta listen to garbage because i wanna fuck that individual??? if anything you gay for listening to any music by a man wit that logic!! GTFOHWTS!

  • laTino

    yo, anonymous, i back you up on that one, dog, she aint that bad but not as good as people say...even though she's sexy as FUCK! back me on that.

  • Anonymous

    honestly im sick of the hype of minaj lyrically she aint tht good and makes up for it with showmanship and by being very sexy she rly isnt tht good

  • hiphopincarnate

    man yall niggas is gay hatin on her bars like what she weak she sexy and the only bitch doin it...of course she wack everybody is now!! but the bitch got ass and i aint gay enough to hate on a female!! homo niggas like yall should be shot in the face and to the dude below me lauryn hill is not that nice only a little better than wyclef...step your ear up she rapped on 2 albums her whole career...gtfoh kid

  • jayatumes

    Lauryn Hill lyrically will body any female rapper or at less 90% of the dudes in the game right now.Lyrically there know female who can deal with Ms hill

  • Beej

    Nicki ain't wack she just needs to hop off that Lil Wayne shit. The Martian shit whatever the fuck it is. Only reason she so popular rite now is that she is on her grind more than any other female artist. Back in the day on them Come up DvDs she was hot now its sesame street rhymes

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  • Anonymous

    Pull up in the monster automobile gangster with a bad b-tch that came from Sri Lanka yeah I’m in that Tonka, colour of Willy Wonka you could be the King but watch the Queen conquer ok first things first I’ll eat your brains then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs cause that’s what a muthaf-cking monster do hairdresser from Milan, thats the monster do monster Giuseppe heel that’s the monster shoe Young Money is the roster and the monster crew and I’m all up all up all up in the bank with the funny face and if I’m fake I aint notice cause my money aint let me get this straight wait I’m the rookie but my features and my shows ten times your pay? 50k for a verse, no album out! yeah my money’s so tall that my barbie’s gotta climb it hotter than a middle eastern climate find it Tony Matterhorn dutty wine it while it, nicki on them titties when I sign it how these n-ggas so one-track minded but really really I don’t give a F-U-C-K forget barbie f-ck nicki she’s fake she’s on a diet but my pockets eating cheese cake and I’ll say bride of Chucky is Child’s play just killed another career it’s a mild day besides ‘Ye they can’t stand besides me I think me, you and Am [Amber Rose] should menage friday pink wig thick ass give em whip lash I think big get cash make em blink fast now look at what you just saw I think this is what you live for aaaahhh, I’m a muthaf-cking monster! DISECT THIS SHIT AND TELL ME WHAT PART OF IT WAS LYRICALLY GRANDEUR?? ALL YALL NIGGAS JUST TALKIN TO TALK SHIT WAS GARBAGE PICK A LINE ANY LINE IT AINT ON POINT!

    • Anonymous

      praising her about talking about shoes and clothes and money is like praising rick ross plies and whatever other whack rapper there is! gender aint got shit to do with shit. there isnt lower standards of greatness, good is good no matter if it comes from a man or woman, and this definitely aint... WHAT DA FUCK IS SHE SAYING??

    • freshyboi

      she sounds like shes jamaican then 8 bars later she sounds like shes fron england, critically acclaimed my ass

    • LJbigbang

      I'm glad someone pointed this out, coz people seem to think that switchin' up your flow (which was to her credit, even though I don't like her) is a sign of lyrical prowess.

    • freshyboi

      what does any of that shit even mean? she is trash lyrically,

    • Anonymous

      girl is plainly too literal. her metaphors are weak, simple and too fucking easy o catch. very elementary! at most, and i being too nice, she has Some wordplay, why is the go gettin praise?

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  • Its Um

    Of course kanye and Jay did wonderful and nicki did nicki.

  • Skinnn

    Honestly that monster verse is the hottest verse ive ever heard come out of a females mouth haha

  • Best Rappers

    And Nicki need to stop the worshiping Lauryn Hill, she good, but Nicki acting like she 2pac,hopefully after Nicki blowup with this Pink Album she seperates herself from Lil WAYNE, but i no that aint gona happen.And why would Nicki follow 50Cent? He is so irrelevant, 50 use to be the ish in 2003 but now?

  • yungtone

    you did amazing on monster nikki, but kanye bodied the track.

  • Best Rappers

    The Best Rapper right now is not Gay, shes saying that because she is apart of the u no what like u no who is, they want her to promote that.

    • frannys the manny

      shes a part of huh? and duh i think eminem claimed his spot again on top of jay z. no ones really fucking with recovery at this point

  • freshyboi

    i like that she said jay and kanye are living legends but didnt mention ricky ross, at least she knows better than that!!!!

    • franchesco

      why is that surprising? jay and kanye are in hip hop living legend status especially jay. but ross hasnt had a platinum selling album yet and isnt that big of a deal outside of the south, thats prolly why she didnt say it. shed sound really dumb even insinuating that fact

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