During a new interview with Ellen, Nicki Minaj said she wanted to punch Travis Scott in his face when he beat her to the number 1 album spot.
Nicki Minaj was one of Ellen’s first guests on Season 16 of her talk show. During the interview, Ellen congratulated Minaj on the success of her album Queen, which is currently Number 1 in 86 different countries.
Ellen also asked about Minaj’s feud with Travis Scott; a few days ago, Minaj tweeted out a sarcastic remark about Travis using girlfriend Kylie Jenner and daughter Stormi Webster to sell album merch.
Minaj replied, “Why do people always say upset or angry, when someone says how they feel, they’re not always upset or angry.”
Ellen asked what she felt towards Travis then, and Minaj replied, “I felt like I wanted to punch him in his f***ing face.”
When Ellen laughingly asked what Minaj would label this emotion, she said, “Not anger, it’s just what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s fair. I’ve had a number 2 album and I never cared, it’s just that when you have a number 2 album to someone who’s selling shirts and merch and passes for a tour that’s not even announced yet, it feels like you’re being tricked. It feels like someone is playing a game and beating you at a game as opposed to just selling music. I wanna sell music.”
She also added that she wanted to let fans know that her album lost out on 12 hours of sales due to her launch not going as planned. She said that despite everything, she was extremely proud of what she had achieved with the new album and wanted everyone to know that she did not take any of it for granted. She said she merely did not like being bullied or being taken advantage of, and she felt that as a black woman she had to stand up and let people know she would not let them walk all over her.
Ellen also asked Minaj about her old relationships with Naz, Meek Mill and Drake and Minaj confirmed that of these three, she had only been with Meek Mill. She also responded to Ellen asking about her new boy by saying, “There’s a new boy but he and I have kinda like [fallen] back a little bit and then there’s like a newer [boy].”
She explained, “He’s been around for a couple of weeks now. But I don’t have a boy. But I’m just chilling. I’ve always been in a relationship my whole life. I’ve been in a relationship since I was 15 years old. This is the first time that I’m single, and I’m happier, I’m free. I used to feel like I had to have a man. My whole adult life, I used to feel like I had to have a man. I want every woman to know, you absolutely don’t.”
Queen was Minaj’s fourth studie album and was released on August 10, 2018.
Watch the full interview below: