When DJ Khaled pulled out a 10 karat diamond ring and proposed to Nicki Minaj at the MTV News studio last week, fans went into a frenzy trying to figure out if Khaled was serious, and so did Busta Rhymes, who reveals that he replayed the clip about 30 times in an effort to understand.
A few weeks before the big proposal, both Khaled and Nicki joined Busta on the set of his "Twerk It" video, which premiered shortly before the proposal hit the Internet. On Wednesday's (July 31) episode of "RapFix Live," when asked if he saw the big question coming, Busta admitted that he was completely caught off guard.
"Absolutely not," Busta replied. "I knew nothing about the Khaled proposal at the time. I definitely was surprised when he did it and I definitely rewinded the MTV piece that he did it through about 30 times because I just wanted to see if he was joking, or if he was serious."
Did it seem more real with each replay? "I definitely felt like it was closer to real than BS because we know Khaled," he added. "Khaled don't do that. He'll hype something up and joke around but that was a different kind of leap. If it was a campaign for the record, it was a brand-new, whole 'nother angle that I ain't never seen Khaled come from before, so it was definitely surprising for me."
On Monday night, after keeping fans in suspense for a few days, Nicki Minaj called into New York's Hot 97 radio station and explained that things remain strictly platonic between Khaled and herself. "I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up laughing with the rest of the world 'cause Khaled is a master at what he does," Minaj said.
"Nobody in my real life took it seriously. Everybody just hit me like, 'LOL. Yo, Khaled is crazy.' Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya'll," she added. "Please let it go. He was kidding. He's not attracted to me, he doesn't like me. We're brother and sister."