Nicki Minaj’s Relationship Through The Years – Who Has Nicki Minaj Dated?

The rumor mill has been buzzing with speculations of a possible romantic relationship between two American rap giants – Nicki Minaj and Eminem which sent social media detectives on a mission, digging around for more deets about the fascinating news. It won’t be totally out of place to say that the rapper serves body goals with her racy curves which might, perhaps, be the reason behind the quest for more information on Nicki Minaj’s relationship timeline since she made her way to the spotlight in 2004.

Over the years, she has remained active and more importantly, relevant in the highly competitive industry. She has won most of the awards that matter in her genre of music and holds the record as the first and only woman who secured a spot on the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. She made the list not once but a record of four times with her mind-blowing earnings.

Born on December 8 in the year 1982, she was named Onika Tanya Maraj at birth but chose to use Nicki Minaj as her professional moniker. The Trinidadian-American rapper is not yet married but that doesn’t mean she has not been active in dating though not as much as most people anticipated.

From Safaree Samuels to rapper Meek Mill down to her recently alleged escapade, here’s what Nicki Minaj’s relationship history has been like over the years

Nicki Minaj’s Relationship Through The Years – Who Has She Dated?

One interesting fact to take note of about Nicki Minaj’s relationship and dating history is that the Tobago-born superstar has only been romantically linked to men who work in the same space (rap and hip-hop) as she does. Nevertheless, it hasn’t been busy on the rapper’s Loveville as presumed by many, at least to the best of our knowledge. Here are the men who have had a thing or more with the curve queen.

Safaree Samuels

Her first publicized relationship came to a sad end in late 2014. At the time, Minaj took to her social media platforms to confirm that her longtime relationship with Safaree Samuels had hit the rocks. The two rappers became an item in 2000 and seemed smitten with each other until news about their break up broke and this supposedly inspired some of the hits on Minaj’s The Pinkprint album. For the most part, the couple kept their relationship under the radar when they were together but after they called time on their love affair, they literally treated fans to some nasty social media brawl, throwing shades and accusations at each other. While the two called each other out for cheating and lying, Safaree was particularly feeling disrespected by Minaj who he said began treating him like an employee instead of her man when she became famous. He equally claimed she had used him to climb the ladder of success after which she ditched him. Safaree was later ousted by rapper Meek Mill.

Meek Mill

Next on Nicki Minaj’s relationship timeline is Meek Mill who she started dating in 2015, shortly after ending things with Safaree. Unlike the former, Minaj and Mill were more open with their love for each other on social networks. They flooded their Instagram accounts with loved-up pictures and even fueled engagement rumors after Minaj shared a picture of a big heart-shaped rock on her ring finger, indicating that it was a gift from her rapper boyfriend.

Sadly, happily ever after eluded the two because soon after the ring stirred engagement rumors, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to announce that she was once again single. The news of the end of her two-year relationship with Meek Mill was made Twitter official on January 5, 2017.


Not long after Minaj went back to the dating market following the end of her relationship with Meek, she allegedly started dating New York rapper Nas. The rumors started flying around after the two were spotted together at events including Nas’ 44th birthday and on social media, posting identical pictures. However, they never confirmed that they are together and supposedly went their separate ways early in 2018.


Another unconfirmed Nicki Minaj’s relationship was with Drake with whom she raised a few eyebrows following their close relationship. Notwithstanding, they have never confirmed that they are dating or ever dated.


Seemingly, Nicki Minaj’s relationship train is on the move again though on another unofficial note. While Minaj and American rap god Eminem may have just worked together on a few projects as counterparts, they have also been stirring speculations of a possible romance through online comments in 2018. Though Minaj has not officially come out to say she is dating the real Slim Shady, she kind of confirmed the speculation when a fan asked if she and the rap legend are an item and she replied with a simple “yes”.

Now, this might be a joke from the rap queen but it may not be far from the truth either.

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