Surprise: Nicki Minaj’s proposal was just a joke

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U.S. rapper and singer-songwriter Nicki Minaj performs on "her Pink Friday Reloaded Tour," at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, David Rowland)

Last week, DJ Khaled’s painfully awkward video proposal to Nicki Minaj was met with confusion, confusion and more confusion.

Well, it turns out that the music producer's act of love was a sham! The proposal was all just a part of the promotion for a new track called “I Wanna Be With You,” featuring Minaj, and his new album, Suffering From Success–which arrives on September 24.

Nicki first spoke of the shocking proposal on Hot 97. She said, “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.” She added, “Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya’ll. Please let it go. He was kidding.”

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