“Drake is always mad at me,” Nicki said, laughing. “It’s so stupid.” But even when they weren’t talking—and yes, she is talking about the Meek Mill and Drake feud of 2015 to 2016 —“he felt the love that I will always have for him.”

She then dove right into her experience of seeing her boyfriend at the time feuding with one of her best friends. It was “one of the hardest parts of [her] career to date,” she said, adding, “at the time, I did love both of them.”

“I felt so imprisoned in that moment,” Nicki said.

“It was difficult to stay out of it. I was behind the scenes, wishing it wouldn’t happen,” she explained. “I said, ‘Don’t do that.’ I think, as artists, we all look back on things that we shouldn’t have done. But he did it, and it is what it is. What I do know is that Meek and Drake have moved on from that.”