Nicki Minaj says she's 'more free' being single on

She's single for the first time since she was 15. But Nicki Minaj is perfectly OK with that.

The 35-year-old Queen rapper talked to about her solo status in a promo clip for the season 16 premiere of the talk show, due to air on Tuesday.

'I used to feel like I have to have a man,' she confessed. 'And I want every woman here to know, you absolutely don’t.'

Va-va-voom:  Nicki donned an orange wig, a split-to-the-thigh suede mini-skirt, over-the-knee boots and a tight rollneck sweater for the Season 16 premiere of the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Va-va-voom:  Nicki donned an orange wig, a split-to-the-thigh suede mini-skirt, over-the-knee boots and a tight rollneck sweater for the Season 16 premiere of the Show

But that didn't stop the 60-year-old TV host pressing the hitmaker on her love life.

She asked Nicki all about her past relationships and her 'new boy' without offering a name.

Nicki revealed that the 'new boy' may in fact be long gone by now, replaced by a 'newer boy.'

'But I don’t have a boy,' she quickly added. 'This is the first time that I’m single, and I’m happier, I’m more free.'

New view: 'I used to feel like I have to have a man,' the 35-year-old rapper confessed to Ellen. 'And I want every woman here to know, you absolutely don’t'

New view: 'I used to feel like I have to have a man,' the 35-year-old rapper confessed to Ellen. 'And I want every woman here to know, you absolutely don’t'

Nicki was in a relationship

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