Single in a relationship mentally dating a celebrity
Historically, both musicians have shied away from publicly discussing their private lives.
Meek for example, told in the spring of 2016, she said she was "single"—even though she was dating Meek at the time.
Sometimes celebrities would pair off: It was before the introduction of Facebook Fan pages or the creation of Twitter, when the idea of inserting a celebrity into our quotidian lives was a way of expressing our appreciation in a more clever way than wearing a band T-shirt.
Few of us had entertained the idea that we might soon interact with celebrities in the same digital spaces where we conducted our social lives.
I used to say, 'I'm not in a relationship,' even though I was in a 12-year relationship [with rapper Safaree Samuels]," Nicki reminded host Ellen De Generes.
And while some fans use this access to lavish praise, there are also those who use it to demand the direct attention of celebrities.
While many of these dispatches are unreasonable demands of time and labor to which fans are not entitled, they can also be used as a method of demanding accountability.
Throughout the course of their relationship, rumors swirled that Nicki and Meek were secretly engaged.
"He said that my third ring would be my engagement ring.