Nicki Minaj isn’t a fan of “relationship” labels.

During her Tuesday visit to Ellen (April 7), the multi-hyphenate discussed her relationship status, saying, “I don’t even want to say that I’m in a relationship anymore, because I think when people hear that, they go to [a] mean place.”

She also clarified that she wasn’t given an engagement ring by her rapper-boyfriend Meek Mill but rather two shiny rings from “this boy that likes me.”

While she doesn’t refer to her beau by name during the interview, Minaj explained why she’s more inclined to say ‘I’m single’ these days, and why she’s unsure about getting engaged.

“We’re still figuring each other out,” she told host DeGeneres, who prodded her a bit to speak on her relationship from “a kind place.” “I would rather not,” Minaj offered, even referencing her past relationship with Safaree Samuels.

“You know, I used to be secretive … I used to say, ‘I’m not in a relationship,’ even though I was in a 12-year relationship. Now I feel like just going back to that and saying, ‘You know what? I’m single.”