Nicki Minaj claims DJ Khaled’s recent marriage proposal was just a publicity stunt.
In a radio interview with New York’s Hot 97, the female MC said she and Khaled are like brother and sister and the proposal served as promotion their new song, “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Future and Rick Ross.
“Nobody took it seriously. They sent me [text messages] like ‘LOL! Khaled is crazy’ and I just hit back with ‘lol’. Let me set the record straight, Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal y’all,” Nicki said to DJ Funkmaster Flex. “Please let it go. He was kidding.[…] It was just another way for him to give a glimpse of the feeling on this [new] record. He is not attracted to me. He doesn’t like me. We’re brothers and sisters. He is like a cuddly bear.”
Despite knowing it was a joke, the Young Money songstress said she was surprised to see the proposal video “just like the rest of the world.”
“I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up laughing with the rest of the world because Khaled is a master at what he does and you know he is a DJ, Hypeman, entrepreneur, all of those [things] wrapped in one,” she explained. ” He was just like ‘Yo! that’s how I was feeling! It’s just an extension of the song yo!’ Everyone was just like ‘Whatever, Khaled.’”
Watch DJ Khaled’s marriage proposal then listen to his new song below. Tell us if you think the publicity stunt was effective.