Nicki Minaj Talks Drug War Becoming Slavery, Donald Trump’s Candidacy & Meek Mill Giving Her A Ring


(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj had a stellar 2015. The Hip Hop/Pop megastar appeared on several Top 40 hits, crisscrossed the country on The Pinkprint Tour, and earned several Grammy nominations. Nicki is closing out the year by appearing on the latest cover of Billboard magazine.

[ALSO READ: Drake, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd & Kanye West Among Top Artists On Spotify’s “Year In Music” Lists]

The New York bred performer spoke in-depth about a range of topics. She discussed Barack Obama becoming the first sitting U.S. president to meet with prison inmates and business mogul Donald Trump seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 2016.

Nicki recently ignited widespread rumors her boyfriend Meek Mill proposed after she posted two separate pictures of a diamond ring on Instagram. So are the “All Eyes On You” collaborators engaged? And what exactly does Nicki think about The Donald?


On U.S. drug policies targeting people of color:

What it has become is not a war on drugs. It has become slavery. Or something crazier. When I see how many people are in jail, I feel like, “Wait a minute. Our government is aware of these statistics and thinks it’s OK?” The sentences are inhumane. I love the president for trying to be a voice for people who no other person has ever tried to be a voice for.

On Donald Trump running for president:

[Laughs] There are points he has made that may not have been so horrible if his approach wasn’t so childish. But in terms of entertainment – I think he’s hilarious. I wish they could just film him running for president. That’s the ultimate reality show. [The interview was conducted prior to Trump’s Dec. 7 comments about halting immigration by Muslims into the United States.]

On dating Meek Mill and rumored engagement:

He and I are not engaged. But he said he would like to give me three rings before we get married. My birthday’s coming up, and he better get the new one, because he got [the first one] for my last birthday. So let’s see what happens…

I don’t know what’s going to happen with he and I. I just know right now we are really, really enjoying each other’s company.

Read Nicki Minaj’s full interview here.

[ALSO READ: Meek Mill Talks Dating Nicki Minaj & Being Afraid To Be Political]