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*While promoting his newly-released album “Views,” Drake revealed on a radio show that he no longer has a close relationship with Nicki Minaj, with whom he once collaborated on back to back albums.

“I don’t really talk to Nicki. Another person I have a lot of love for,” he revealed to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe on Thursday night.

The cooling of the relationship may be related to the feud last summer between Drake and Nicki’s man, Meek Mill. Despite that, however, the rapper continued, “She dealt with me how I would expect her to—with class. I always have respect and love for her. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoke.”

Drake and Rihanna

Drake and Rihanna

Meanwhile, Drake has continued to make musical magic with Rihanna. He admits, “It wouldn’t be a record without Rihanna, would it? We do well as a team.”

The pair worked on “Too Good” together for “Views,” which Drizzy said came about after their collabo on Rih’s “Work.”

“[I was like] I think I have one that would follow this one up really nicely. It was like a flawless victory when she sent it back. Every nuance, every cadence was perfect…That’s what makes the record.”

In fact, Drake swears that nothing between them is fabricated for the public. “We’re not forcing some story on people. A lot of the music and energy we have is genuine. We have a genuine energy.”