Nicki Minaj wants Drake to know "she can't be replaced" in his life even as the rapper is linked with tennis player Serena Williams. The "Anaconda" singer warned the 33-year-old that Drake would not have been with her if the former was not taken by Meek Mill. 

Minaj is reportedly not upset after hearing about the romance between Drake and Serena. She reportedly thinks “it's cute,” and also labeled Williams as second best, because of which Drake is attracted towards her.

“Nicki’s not one to throw shade, but she sees Drake out there, flirting with Serena,” a source told Hollywood Life. “It’s about time a woman gave him a chance. But Serena should know that the only reason Drake’s with her is because he can’t have Nicki. Nicki’s just calling it like it is.”

The source reportedly said that “Drake likes strong, powerful and intelligent women,” and “since he can’t have the body goddess… he’s going after the next best thing.

"No shade to Drake and his new girl though. Nicki just wants him to know she can’t be replaced,” the source went on to add.

Drake, who was previously romantically linked with Minaj, sparked dating rumors with Williams after the two were photographed locking lips at a restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Minaj and Drake have not been in good terms for the last few months after he got involved in a feud with the former's boyfriend. Mill began a war with Drake on July 21 after the "All Eyes on You" rapper took to Twitter and told people not to compare him with Drake because he doesn't write his own rap songs. Drake responded by releasing two diss songs, “Charged Up” and “Back to Back,” while Mill fired back with “Wanna Know.”

Meanwhile, reports surfaced that Drake is upset that his latest link-up with Williams is affecting his "playboy lifestyle" and he is struggling to "clean up the mess."