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Drake And Nicki Minaj Aren't Speaking

But 'it's always love,' Drake says

Who could ever forget when Drake, on "Miss Me," in 2010, rapped, "I love Nicki Minaj, I told her I'd admit it / I hope one day we get married just say we fuckin' did it"?

That marriage probably won't happen — Nicki is in a relationship with Meek Mill, who became embroiled in a feud with Drake last year — but Aubrey's love for his labelmate hasn't waned. Still, Drake and Nicki — as a result of that feud — aren't communicating much these days.

“I don’t really talk to Nicki," Drake told Zane Lowe on OVOSOUND Radio on Beats 1 on Thursday night. "[She's a] person I have a lot of love for. A lot of love and a lot of respect. Not only for our past, and how much work and time we put in, but even just the way she dealt with the situation. I understand what love is, and I understand a personal situation. She dealt with me how I would expect her to — which was with class. I could only ever do the same.

"There was points in time where I was sitting there waiting — is this gonna go — how deep is your love? You gotta ask yourself. I always have respect and love for Nicki. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoke. But it is what it is. Even if we don’t speak, she knows what it is. It’s always love.”

Back in October, Nicki briefly addressed her feelings on the spat between her friend and her partner. Mostly, she wanted it to end.

“They’re men, grown-ass men; it’s between them.” she said. "I hate it. It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.”

Maybe one day.