Nicki Minaj rarely talks about love, sex and relationships but her breakup with Meek Mill marked a turnaround from that cautious attitude.
Minaj, 35, spoke with Elle magazine for the first time in two decades saying her split from Mill has been the first time she ever stayed single – in the real sense of it. She also talked about the gains of living a sexless life and advised women on the need to “keep their legs closed.”
The Trinidad and Tobago star who admitted to dating since she was 15, said “life was good” to a point that it felt like everything was possible. However, she eventually experienced loss of confidence, after Mill, but rose again like a phoenix from its ashes.
“…As soon as I realized that I could actually live and breathe, eat and sleep, walk and talk without having a boyfriend,” Minaj told the tabloid, “something clicked in me.”
The theme of her upcoming fourth studio album rests on the new-found strength in celibacy. She says it’s all about self-control and abstinence. “Queen,” which contains a powerful track titled Rich Sex, is due for release on 10 August, PEOPLE Magazine noted.
Minaj explained that the separation from Mill was an eye-opener and a psychological boost.
Her words to Elle: “…I am a young woman who neither needs a man for money or jobs. [Good a thing] I’ve never had to f— for beats….I’ve never had to f— for a record deal…I don’t have those pressures at all and I get up when I want and shop when I want.”
During her appearance at the Elle DeGeneres Show last year, Minaj reiterated her plans to remain chaste after the disappointing love affair.
“I’m just chillin’ right now,” she told the host, adding that her resolution was to go a year, and maybe more, without falling in love with any man.
“I hate men,” she added at that time.