Yesterday, a video sneak peek of Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill‘s GQ photoshoot surfaced, which showed the couple in a steamy backseat scene, that led to them arriving at an event.
The magazine is unveiling more pics from the shoot, as well as their interview. In the rappers’ first spread together, they pose in pieces from Balmain, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Ami, and Givenchy.
During their sit-down, they open up about their relationship – whether they consider it normal, and misconceptions surrounding it. Nicki reveals that she loves kissing Meek, and adds: “I love the way his lips feel.” The “Monster” rapper shares what he likes about his girlfriend, and Nicki talks her VMA tweet.
Read highlights below..
On how normal is their relationship:
Meek Mill: Very un-normal. It still ain’t normal. You think so?
Nicki: 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.
Nicki on kissing Meek:
Actually I love kissing him. My favorite thing about Meek is kissing him, which is weird. Just now I was like ‘damn, you’ve been asking can I kiss you a lot now,’ and it’s contagious because I used to be always asking him to kiss him when we first started talking. I love kissing him. I love the way his lips feel.
Meek, when Nicki asks what he likes about her:
That you was a hustler. That you were doing your thing. A lot of people coming up. People don’t really have a girlfriend that’s doing more than them or the same thing. I like girls that hustle. She a boss. She’s pretty as fuck. Bad as shit. Ambitious. What else do you want?
On misconceptions about their relationship:
Nicki: 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.
Meek: 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?
Nicki on tweeting after her VMA snub:
I’m very happy I tweeted about the VMAs, because ‘Anaconda’ had too much of a cultural impact to not be up. When these pop girls have a moment like that, they get nominated for every award, and they win it. And I was happy that people spoke out for me. People used their voices in the media to say this is true. Taylor Swift called and we’re good now. She didn’t see the bigger picture. We talked. We got over it. She called me and spoke about it, and I told her, I would never come at you. We’re doing so well now collectively. And I want to thank God and my fans. And his fans. We don’t have to do anything to anyone for any bogus reasons.
Read more from the couple at GQ.