2016: The Year in Charts

Nicki Minaj on Dating Meek Mill: 'We're Just Like Any Other Couple in the Hood'

Ellen von Unwerth exclusively for GQ
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill in GQ.

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are talking (to GQ) about their relationship.

"My favorite thing about Meek is kissing him,” Minaj says of Meek Mill on the set of their shoot. “I love the way his lips feel.” Minaj also told the magazine: “We’re just like any other couple in the hood.”

In an excerpt from the accompanying interview, Minaj says that the whirlwind relationship had one person concerned: Her mother. "The only person was my mother," she said about people who had reservations. "My mother only knows Meek from what she sees in public, in the media. She’s 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.”

Fans can see the full photo shoot at GQ.com.