In GQ’s October issue, Nicki Minaj stated that she and boyfriend Meek Mill are just like any other couple in the hood. Indeed, just like other couples out there, Nicki had difficulty at first in getting her mom Carol’s approval over their relationship.

When the couple was asked whether there’s anyone who objected to their dating, Nicki replied, “The only person was mother. My mother only knows Meek from what she sees in public, in the media. She’s met him now, but she just wants to make sure he’s a nice guy. She’s overprotective of her daughter,” People reported.

Nicki also denied that she and Mill got engaged after being seen wearing a diamond ring in April. Mill apparently is on a short list of men who have had a chance with her heart. GQ quoted Nicki saying she only had three boyfriends in her life. She also noted that she never dated around and that she doesn’t have enough experience on that matter, which is why her parents were surprised knowing that she already has a boyfriend.

It seems that everyone surrounding Nicki is scared with her getting into a new relationship, to which she said, “This is a big step because they’ve only known one thing for over a decade. Even my pastor, who’s like a second mother, was scared. Everybody was just scared.”

Nicki also added that the people who care for her are scared that she got into a new relationship as they all know that she’s the type of person who would let her guard down and would totally submit to the person she loves. Her mother’s reaction on her new relationship is for her, typical of mothers as she thinks that her mother just doesn’t want her to rush anything.

She also explained in the interview that her relationship with Mill didn’t happen just out of the blue. Nicki and Mill are long-time friends before being a couple. She also revealed that her decision to be out on public with her relationships is something that she has already decided a long time ago.

Nicki also expressed her observation that the music industry had changed its take on relationships. According to her, it’s already acceptable for an artist’s personal life to be a part of her public persona.