Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

DJ Khaled: Minaj proposal wasn’t a stunt

Nicki Minaj

DJ Khaled claims his marriage proposal to Nicki Minaj was genuine.

The Def Jam South record label president, real name Khaled Bin Abdul Khaled, publicly proposed to the Starships rapper in a MTV News video message on Friday.

Khaled popped the question in the two-minute segment while presenting a $500,000 ten-carat diamond ring to the camera.

Apparently the 37-year-old hip-hop mogul who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana is sincere in his request for Nicki to take his hand in marriage.

"I want to marry her! I was serious," he told Us Weekly.

Nicki has not yet responded to his proposal, but Khaled isn’t bothered by the silence. He believes her decision shouldn’t be made lightly and the producer is just happy to have expressed his true feelings.

"She can take her time and think about it,” he said. “At least she knows how I feel now."

In the original MTV video, Khaled passionately professed his secret love for Nicki.

Apparently his feelings for her had been brewing for quite some time.

"Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV, I’m going to be honest with you; I love you. I like you, I want you, I want you to be mine," Khaled said. “I would have proposed to you last year, at the Take It To The Head video, but you know, things got better for me.

"I feel like you need a man like me in your life … we got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success. [If] you gotta take your time and think about it, I understand, but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and how serious this is to me."

Currently single Nicki recently shared her dating strategy with fans in America’s Marie Claire magazine.

"Don't chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women," Nicki advised.

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