Many walked away from DJ Khaled’s proposal to Nicki Minaj scratching their heads. A lot of people thought Khaled’s proposal to Nicki was either a publicity stunt or a joke. According to Khaled, he’s dead serious and took to the radio Saturday to set the record straight.

Linking up with Power 106’s DJ Fellie Fel via phone, Khaled re-affirmed his love for Nicki and made sure to tell everyone that it’s no joke.

“I aint a young boy no more,” Khaled said. “I’m on my thinking the future. I just had to be honest. I always liked her. She’s my friend, of course. And I like her. It’s more than a crush.”

Minaj has yet to respond to Khaled even though it’s been four days since his request. DJ Khaled said that he’d take the news in stride if the answer was no and would totally understand. The “We The Best” imprint head also believes it could take longer than people think.

“She might say yeah tonight or tomorrow, she might say yeah next year. What am I gonna do, give up? Never,” he said. “I ain’t never give up on nothing I do.”

Khaled proposed to Nicki Minaj Thursday via MTV. He took a moment to explain his love for Minaj before showcasing a ring said to cost $500,000. His new album Suffring From Success is slated to drop on September 24.

Watch Khaled’s full segment with DJ Fellie Fel below:

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