[artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] and [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist] are two of the biggest MCs reppin’ Young Money and on Friday, the hitmaking rappers made major headlines when they tweeted that they had tied the knot. Even if unions announced on social-networking sites aren’t recognized by law, the duo’s strong bond is undeniable.
Here’s a timeline of Drake and Nicki Minaj’s moments in the spotlight on their road to Twitter matrimony:
»Minaj told Mixtape Daily in August 2009 that she and Drizzy are “super-close.” “Before all of this started, I would tell him, ‘You’re a star.’ And he’d be like, ‘You’re a star.’ And we’d kinda been each other’s biggest fans. To see his dreams come into fruition, it makes me very happy,” she said.
»In fall 2009, Minaj battled criticism for reportedly penning her freestyles beforehand; an issue that Drake also dealt with earlier in the year.
»In March 2010, Drizzy and Minaj joined Young Money boss Lil Wayne onstage at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. “This means the world to me — to be there with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Drake,” Minaj said. “It was the stuff that dreams are made of for a girl.”
»Drake and Minaj appeared together on the May issue of XXL magazine with the caption, “Domination: The Rebirth of Rap Royalty.”
»Drake stuck up for Minaj in June amid her drama with fellow femcee Lil’ Kim and said he “didn’t respect” the Queen Bee’s swipes.
»Drake said that he and the Young Money Barbie have a “playful relationship” when asked about the infamous “Miss Me” lyric in which he spits about wife-ing up Minaj. “That line on the album is just me playing with her. I’ll be playing with her for years until she’s ready to go, and then I’m ready,” he said.
»Drake dropped Thank Me Later on June 15. Nicki Minaj appears on the track “Up All Night.”
» On August 27, the MCs told their Twitter followers that they are married. “Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long. She’s finally mine. :),” Drizzy tweets.
What do you think about Nicki Minaj and Drake’s relationship? Do you think they are actually married? If not, do you think they ever will marry? Sound off in the comments below!