Nicki Minaj's mum wasn't a fan of boyfriend Meek Mill when the hip-hop couple started dating.
In a new GQ interview, the Superbass hitmaker reveals it took her mum some time to warm to her new man - because she's so protective of her daughter.
Minaj explains, "My mother only knows Meek from what she sees in public, in the media. She’s met him now, but she just wants to make sure he’s a nice guy. She’s overprotective of her daughter.
"People don’t realise... I’ve only had three boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never dated around... I don’t have a whole lot of experience in that department, so my mother and my family were very like, 'What?' This is a big step, because they’ve only known one thing for over a decade.
"Even my pastor, who’s like a second mother, was scared. Everybody was just scared. Those women were scared for me because when I love someone I really let them in, and I really let my guard down, and I think it’s only natural for a mother... she just wanted to make sure I wasn’t rushing into anything."
Minaj admits she couldn't be happier with Meek Mill, revealing he's a great kisser: "My favourite thing about Meek is kissing him. I love the way his lips feel."