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Nicki Minaj Gets Candid on Travis Scott and Why She Doesn’t Need a Man

November 21, 2019

First of all, congratulations. This is number one
in 86 countries. Yes. Now, when you were number
two behind Travis Scott, it seemed you got
upset about that. But why do people say things
like “upset” or “angry”? When someone says how
they feel, they’re not always upset or angry. Well what were you feeling? I felt like I wanted to punch
him in his [BLEEP] face. Because– What are those emotions
then if that’s not anger? No, no. It’s not anger. It’s just what’s right
and what’s wrong. What’s fair. I’ve had a number two
album, and I never cared. It’s just that when you have
a number two to someone who’s selling shirts and
merch and selling passes for a tour that’s not
even announced yet, it feels like you’re
being tricked. It feels like, you know, someone
is playing a game and, like, beating you at a game as
opposed to just selling music. I want to sell music. Right. So you’re saying that’s
what he was doing? Yes. Yes. He sold a lot of
t-shirts and sweaters. And tour passes. And so we’re not
going to have that. OK. All right. Yes. So he didn’t– so I wanna say,
he didn’t have the number one album. Queen was the number one album. And by the way, I lost
out on 12 hours of sales in my first week, because
it was a secret album. So I was going to drop it
while I was on Queen radio. And then I did it. And then 12 hours
later it came out. So to even have that much
to do such a huge number is a big deal. So I want to make
sure I say this. Because sometimes people
think that you’re ungrateful. And I’m, like, the most
grateful person in the world. I love being grateful
and remembering that things could be worse. OK? I started from nothing. I’m one of those people who– I get it. But I don’t like being bullied. And I don’t like being
taken advantage of. And sometimes people use
scare tactics against you because they know,
especially as a black woman, that people will call
you angry or bitter. And so now, it’s
almost like we’re not allowed to defend ourselves
or stand up for ourselves. And I’m not going to have that. Don’t have it. No. No. You are not gonna have it. No. Good. All right. Let’s talk about your love life. Why? Because. Last time I got it out of you
that you were with Nas, and I– No, I didn’t say I
wasn’t I was with Nas. I said I chilled– I hung out with him. All right. All right. So you hung out with Nas. And he and I are
still good friends. Good. Meek Mill you hung out with. You hung out with Drake. No I– no, no, no. All right. No. I was in a relationship
with Meek for a while. But not Drake? And it was very toxic something. But we had some good times. And we ended that. And then, no, with Drake, I’ve
never been in a relationship with Drake. No? OK. Whose new boy? There is new boy, right? Hmm. I have my people. I know. How do you know? How do you get these– I’m know who’s giving it. I know he’s giving this
information to you, Ellen. I don’t even talk to him. Whatever. No. Well, there was–
there is a new boy, but he and I kind of like
fell back a little bit. And then, [LAUGHING] and
then there’s, like, a newer– Oh, but there’s a new boy. So there’s a newer new boy? Yeah. How new is this new boy? Fairly new. Like, as long as the
hair’s been on your leg? No. He’s been around for
a couple of weeks now. All right. But I don’t– I don’t have a boy. 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 that’s OK. Good. All right. I used to feel like
I had to have a man. I swear. My whole adult life. I used to feel like
I had to have a man. And I want every woman on here
to know, you absolutely don’t. You can go– Amen, sister. I want women to know also,
you don’t need a man.

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  • Reply Ana War June 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    !!!!! Queen, After MEGATRON?? 2019??

  • Reply sheiz reality June 23, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I really love nicki

  • Reply keiller ellis June 28, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    that "queen" necklace explains nicki perfectly

  • Reply Jodiann Clarke July 1, 2019 at 2:44 am

    I swear Ellen is like the most hilarious person ever???

  • Reply Andreas Bey July 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    one of my favourite interviews. I probably saw it 100 times idk. Nicki is such a Queen ❤

  • Reply funny vibes Chávez July 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I love cardi b fan here❤

  • Reply Cristel Army July 3, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    My Queen♡ Porque tão linda Nicki hihi ^ ^

  • Reply Alexas Brooks July 4, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Tell the truth Ellen has her people Nick ??❤️

  • Reply No ThisIsPatrick July 4, 2019 at 12:51 am

    no other female in this industry makes me feel so confident from just listening to her speak. She's so unapologetic and a real BOSS. I appreciate her so much, man

  • Reply I 2000 July 5, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    But … she had merch … so … what are not gonna have hypocrite?

  • Reply Amila D July 6, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Travis >>> lol

  • Reply Life of kendoll July 6, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I should dye my hair orange

  • Reply Ameli a July 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I really don't like her music but i love her personality xd

  • Reply Cortez Wimberly July 10, 2019 at 1:44 am


  • Reply EuqinaD July 10, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Love her so much ❤️?

  • Reply Bradley Deal July 11, 2019 at 3:06 am

    His album was better than hers

  • Reply xiereka July 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Blackpink please

  • Reply Cedra Eteti July 12, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Look at her reaction when Ellen says there is new boy ??

  • Reply Becky Petit July 14, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Sore loser

  • Reply Deebah's World July 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    She is super cute.

  • Reply A V O C A D O S Rule July 19, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I love you nicki your one of my favourite singers and I love your songs with other people and your own????

  • Reply Unreleased MUSIC July 20, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Travis got that no.1 fair and square. She still sold merchandise as well, so I don’t no way she was so annoyed. Then she added more songs such as FEFE to boost sales, and that wasn’t even her song. And also she called him an auto tune man, her song ‘Starship’ was one of the most auto-tuned songs ever. I give up

  • Reply darklaouve July 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    In this interview, Nikki looks like serious ?

  • Reply Juan Sandoval July 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Can anyone understand what she's actually saying or…

  • Reply teaholic July 22, 2019 at 4:15 am

    “I want women to know also you don’t need a man.” Says the lesbian.

  • Reply Ayyaz Hussain July 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

    She speaks a lot

  • Reply MrNikkimaxine July 22, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Be that way that B in boy. Way that my mother got me boy name

  • Reply Loganth3aw3som3 Orton July 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    2:00) lve met alot of snakes that have bullied people and they cant denfend them selves and nicki is completely right

  • Reply MrNikkimaxine July 25, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Do for you

  • Reply Noura Nabintou Cissé July 27, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Oh m'y goth y love y ou Nicki

  • Reply Ashley Bernard July 29, 2019 at 3:18 am

    OMG I love Nicki Minaj she's straightforward ❗❗??❤?

  • Reply Alicia Hylton July 29, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Omg am from jamaica …..every night i dream seeing ellen and even wishing to go overseas juss to meet her …..!!!!

  • Reply Behnam Oskar July 30, 2019 at 7:59 am

    بو دا سفهلدی

  • Reply Caroline S August 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Hi sorry I forgot cute she is

  • Reply post peel August 1, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    No tricks, no games. He just out hustled you. Step it up next time

  • Reply Tyneeka Trapp August 2, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Yes Ellen looks GREAT!!! 4 real.

  • Reply Toney513 August 3, 2019 at 7:57 am

    She got 100 excuses

  • Reply Finn August 3, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    She just mad cause Travis is 100% better than her

  • Reply Joan Miss Quizzical August 3, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    #1 in what category?

  • Reply Prithivi Raj August 5, 2019 at 4:04 am


  • Reply Muskan parveen August 5, 2019 at 9:27 am

    She iss so reall baddass queen? Nicki Is ❤

  • Reply Latino Fan August 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Dislike is for fans Travis Scott ! ??

  • Reply Ahniyah Sapp August 10, 2019 at 6:11 am

    That’s is so good Cardi would not do that

  • Reply RandomKgirl August 13, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Nicki Minaj is a true queen. Everyone should watch this whenever they need a confidence boost honestly.

  • Reply Ahnaf Khan August 14, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Barber: "How much orange do you want in your hair?"

    Nicki: "Yes"

  • Reply Shaloni Muhoza August 14, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Ellen you are so funny

  • Reply Itz_gacha lil August 16, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    "I felt like I needed man'
    No you don't
    Go for girls like me ?

  • Reply Mamadu Barrie August 20, 2019 at 1:32 am

    hhaahahahahhah nicki is right

  • Reply Lemmy-Vibes August 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I love nicki minaij ❤️❤️❤️?????

  • Reply Mckylan August 28, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Nickis been trash ? n she’s just salty she didn’t sell as much trying the same thing

  • Reply Rf Laflame Rich Forever August 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm


  • Reply PAPI AMLO GAMER 2018 August 29, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Maybe cus he had a better album lol

  • Reply take it easy bro August 29, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Beeing salty and tashtalking wont take you to the no 1 spot "honey"…

  • Reply David Yesufu August 31, 2019 at 5:03 am


  • Reply yestodays August 31, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I'm rewatching this just because Nicki looks freaking beautiful here.

  • Reply Joel Ayala August 31, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I found Nicki so funny and enjoyable to watch.

  • Reply Kaitlyn Chavarria September 2, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Travis Scott can barely rap he’s just an image nicki is the goat

  • Reply Harley Quinn September 2, 2019 at 5:54 am

    The Queen?
    Hey that was upload on my birthday ?

  • Reply Arman beiber September 2, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Nicki is the Queen ?

  • Reply Aluia Kalolo September 2, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    She (Nicki) is so funny lol

  • Reply Natalia Washington September 6, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Nicki: I used to feel like I had to have a man. And I want every woman on here to know, you absolutely don’t

    Me: she’s right, us Women/Girls don’t NEED a man we want one but we DON’T NEED!!!! A man

  • Reply B NY September 7, 2019 at 5:38 am

    shes so bitter smh, glad shes retiring…

  • Reply Johana Pink September 9, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I want women to know also u dont need a man omg Ellen ???

  • Reply Madison aka Maddy September 13, 2019 at 5:41 am

    She's so cute! We love you Nicki ❤

  • Reply indianka74indian cosmetics and auyrvedaRUS September 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Niki looks so stressed and angry

  • Reply tyyahnna September 14, 2019 at 11:05 am

    ellen looks so young because laughter is the best medicine and she’s been doing it for 10+ years , shout-out to her ??

  • Reply stacy k September 15, 2019 at 2:31 am

    it’s 2019 and y’all finally realizing what she said…..

  • Reply Tiaam Du Nord September 15, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    She looks like she has a Fanta Fountain coming out of her head

  • Reply AwwwSadFace September 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm


    loved that part

  • Reply Carlmaster96 September 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Nicki looks like a jaffa cake

  • Reply angie weathers September 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I really love Nicki

  • Reply Raine Aine September 29, 2019 at 8:07 am

    The way Ellen transitioned the whole convo “ok now let’s talk about your love life “ ???

  • Reply Khadijah Nehar October 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Nicki Minaj honestly speaks so well like the stuff she says I can just preach every single time ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply cahya ferry kusuma October 9, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Ellen could not keep it clean

  • Reply Lissy Zapata October 13, 2019 at 2:46 am

    if you are single asf this interview will make u feel better

  • Reply Kelly Marie October 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Nikki has a lot of issues with jealousy, insecurity, anger, etc.

  • Reply Tokki Red October 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    The same thing happened this time. Someone's celebrating themselves, not realizing they're embarrassed.

  • Reply Bradlee297 October 18, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Ellen should dress like this for Halloween

  • Reply jiggs October 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Nicki Minaj is really great. And Nicki and Ellen are so cute.

  • Reply John Minh October 22, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Lol dOeSnT nEeD a MaN welp she’s engaged now

  • Reply Sofia Mountasir October 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Queen is the number one album period

  • Reply Mohammed Uae October 23, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I'm single???? and love Pakistan ???

  • Reply Ramiz Hoti October 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

    And now she’s married

  • Reply Kissmayoo Mohamed October 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Ellen had the biggest Punch Line

  • Reply bigboy93 fku October 29, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Nicki minaj ??♥️

  • Reply Ullifia E October 30, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Just the way she speaks boost up my confidence

  • Reply Jasmine \ October 31, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Nicki is so cute

  • Reply Gaby Oro November 2, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Nicki Is sooo cute

  • Reply Jacob Decker November 2, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Watch this interview and the first interview she ever had on her show and you’ll see a large difference

  • Reply Jaylengirlsmk smk November 2, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    From hip pop love on the show

  • Reply Joniiboi Forknite November 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Nicki Minaj being frustrated for 4 mins straight

  • Reply Lisa Manoban November 5, 2019 at 4:04 am

    “AmeN siStER” ??

  • Reply pandabear_57 November 7, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    oh my god thank you so much for this advice I swear I needed that xD

  • Reply ViciousKisses November 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Reading this comment section made loose faith in humanity. They look up to a women who got mad someone got the number one spot and her reason wanting to punch him is because he sold more merch, tickets and people like his music more as if he controls people.

  • Reply Jason Jaoko November 9, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Nikki is a sore loser

  • Reply Arisa Vushaj November 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    If travis said he wanted to punch Nicki NO ONE would be laughing

  • Reply annelise sunwall November 15, 2019 at 12:17 am

    I'm still confused. Was there more behind this we did not get to hear?

  • Reply mary sittnick November 15, 2019 at 12:38 am

    how much did that queen chain cost, i want one.

  • Reply Tshidi Fanie November 17, 2019 at 2:08 am

    if travis said he wanted to punch nicki, no one would laugh

  • Reply Shreyas Music November 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Amen sister you don't need a man XD

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