DJ Khaled: Nicki Minaj Proposal Was Not A Joke!

When DJ Khaled proposed to Nicki Minaj recently, it may have seemed like a throwaway line — but the 37-year-old hip hop star insists he was being real with her (and viewers) when he made the offer.

DJ Khaled shouted out Nicki Minaj Thursday on MTV News, and he came prepared — with a 10-karat, half a million dollar engagement ring in hand.

In the clip, DJ Khaled begins, saying:

“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV, I’m going to be honest with you; I love you. I like you, I want you, I want you to be mine. Only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you’re busy.”

He goes on, saying that he thinks he and Minaj are a good match, and comparing their hectic lifestyles:

“I feel like you need a man like me in your life, we got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success. [If] you gotta take your time and think about it, I understand, but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and how serious this is to me.”

DJ Khaled concludes:

“Nicki Minaj, will you marry me?”

He spoke to US Magazine Friday about proposing to Nicki Minaj when the mag caught up with him at the Eventi Hotel in New York for a Rick Ross event.

Instead of downplaying the proposal, DJ Khaled says he was really putting his heart on his sleeve with the very public declaration:

“I want to marry her! I was serious. She can take her time and think about it. At least she knows how I feel now.”

Nicki Minaj hasn’t responded yet… do you think the 30-year-old rap star should consider marrying DJ Khaled, or does she not need a man in her life?