Nicki Minaj Is "Happier" & "More Free" Being Single For The First Time In Her Life

Nicki Minaj has taken a step back from labelling certain individuals “Hoe N**** Of The Week” and “C*ock Sucker Of The Week” on her Beats 1 Radio Show, to visit Ellen DeGeneres and talk about her happiness with being single for the first time since she was 15-years-old. The Queen rapper was nervous to discuss the topic of her love life at first, with Ellen bringing up her fling with Nas.

“No! I didn’t say I was with Nas,” Nicki said about the rapper, E!. “I said I chilled. I hung out with him. And he and I are still good friends.”

Nicki alludes to a couple men that she’s seeing, but they are nothing serious. Despite having options, she’s very much single and she’s in love with the freedom. “Look, I’m just chilling. I’ve always been in a relationship my whole life. I was in a relationship since I was 15 years old. This is the first time that I’m single, and I’m happier. I’m more free—and it’s OK,” she said. “I used to feel like I had to have a man, I swear. My whole adult life I felt like I had to have a man,” the rapper reiterated. “I want the women out here to know you absolutely don’t.”

The episode with Nicki aires Tuesday for the season 16 premiere.