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

August 18, 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.


  • Reply Hannah Online April 20, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Ellen and Nicki have such a fun friendship

  • Reply RANDOMOSITY April 20, 2019 at 8:24 pm


  • Reply Jeada Bella April 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Niki no I was not angry 😤 ::
    It’s just I feel like hitting his face

  • Reply Alexa April 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Nicki's hair can be a rainbow…

  • Reply Areesha Asif April 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Love ari and nicki

  • Reply TREVOR KNEER April 25, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Of course travis scott sold merch and so did nicki minaj, even without merch sales astroworld was gonna perform better than QUEEN

  • Reply vani. April 25, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    "Amen sister":D

  • Reply Jess Stylinson April 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    im crying laughingg !! :''P

  • Reply St.Isla April 28, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Also.. Nicki was selling merch too. She's ungrateful and worse, entitled. AF.

  • Reply Ashlea Jorgensen April 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Love Nikki!!!! She’s so strong

  • Reply Jennifer Lopezz April 30, 2019 at 3:46 am

    DID …..
    Clearly shown here

    ….. 4:01 something’s not right

  • Reply Mariam Traore May 2, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I want women to know you don't need a man

  • Reply Yvette Archer May 3, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Ellen is a goddess IDC IDC I freaking love her

  • Reply Hammas Aamir May 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I love Nicki Minaj.

  • Reply La Flame May 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Travis beat her ass

  • Reply Ziggey N May 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

    how about one ring from her finger .. to get married , build my dream house , buy my fav car , travel , and have my bank account

  • Reply Nico Ursu May 8, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    she talk fast

  • Reply Everything Eva May 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    They cut nicki off and got her mad

  • Reply Gabhby Gyhuu May 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Your highness 👑👑💖

  • Reply Melissa Hunt May 15, 2019 at 9:51 am

    How does look Nicki look so good in orange

  • Reply Luke Purchon May 16, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Shes my world my rock away from my family!! She gets it! The life struggles we all have I LOVE you Nicki Minaj 💖

  • Reply Jack Bowie May 19, 2019 at 2:52 am

    What colour da hair gonna be tomor..

  • Reply Orlane King James May 19, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Love you Nicki ! So beautiful 😍👑❤❤🔥🔥

  • Reply Onome Blessing May 21, 2019 at 12:16 am

    So much loving this show

  • Reply kallistratos. sgr May 21, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Nicki only queen of rap 💓💓

  • Reply RobyBrend Guzman May 21, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Love you Ellen !!!

  • Reply Olivia Daniels May 21, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Nicki with that orange hair tho😍😍😍

  • Reply Divya Rani Raghuvanshi May 23, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Yeah we don't need a man.😂😂

  • Reply polarized May 23, 2019 at 7:39 pm


  • Reply رحمه جلاني May 27, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    مين عربي

  • Reply Zero Cool May 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Is Nicki a Trans??

  • Reply Balázs Jónás May 30, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    i love cardi b ❤❤ i dont like nicki minaj 😬

  • Reply Betti Halmai May 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Cardi b😛

  • Reply Ellenawithcookies :3 May 31, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    love your hairrrr

  • Reply Μαρίνα Καραπαναγιωτιδου June 5, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I love you Nicki

  • Reply YVNG LA FLAME June 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Y’all need to squash Nicki and Trav use to be good friends

  • Reply Sophon Chhay June 7, 2019 at 4:28 am

    I love ❤️ Nicki

  • Reply Jake Garza June 7, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    A Sagittarius at its finest..

  • Reply 365 / June 7, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Astroworld sucks

  • Reply Lilredthr3 June 8, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Ok I love you

  • Reply Anuja Ariyaratne June 8, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    she can keep insulting travis and making excuses or actually put out a good album smh

  • Reply Yugvijay June 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I love how she's vocal about it

  • Reply Ayush Kumar June 12, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Finally billboard agreed that Queen is #1

  • Reply Tevita Waqatabu June 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    TBH Queen was the number 1 album 💜

  • Reply safari0317 June 13, 2019 at 7:37 am

    where is she from?

  • Reply Chaligem Tshibangu June 14, 2019 at 1:14 am

    i love how she says "yah" instead of "yeah" she is so freaking cute

  • Reply The New Yorker 180 June 14, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I felt like I wanted to punch him in his f*cking face. -Nicki Minaj 0:25

  • Reply Brandan Lee June 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Nicki is always well spoken. Gotta love her 👑 👸🏼

  • Reply Lileater9000 June 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Hose mad hose mad

  • Reply abdelaziz ahmed June 16, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    A real Queen

  • Reply Cassandra June 22, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Cassandra have you done your homework, cleaned your room etc ??
    Me: 3.11 😅😂😭

  • Reply Sun Ivanka June 23, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I am in love with nickis outfit! That sweater and skirt and boots!!!!

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

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

  • Reply Evelin Wangui June 23, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I really love nicki

  • Reply Marie Loviise Siim June 27, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I love Travis Scott

  • 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 guadalupe Chavez July 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I love cardi b fan here❤

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

    My Queen♡ Porque tão linda Nicki hihi ^ ^

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

    Tell the truth Ellen has her people Nick 😂😍❤️

  • Reply Emma Emma 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 Jaelin aka jayymaken 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 ekandprastyo fath 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 Jess44528 0 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 BOAT SKIRRT 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 😎

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