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(Yahoo!) - Rapper Nicki Minaj isn't involved in a romance … or is she?

In a new interview with Marie Claire, in which Twitter fans ask the questions, the "Pink Friday" singer is cryptic when one of her fans — or "Barbz," as she refers to them — inquires about her "secret man."

"Barbz, I officially hate you for doing this to this lady," Minaj says. "Dear Barbz: I don't have a man. And if he were a secret man, why would I reveal him?"

But while the 30-year-old insists she's not romantically attached to a guy, she's more than willing to dish out her tips on how to seduce one. Are you ready?

"Don't chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women," Minaj advises. "You don't have to be a bitch, but there's nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog."

If the songstress seems tough, it's because she's had to be in the male-dominated genre of rap that she's chosen.

"In any industry, there's a double standard. The moment you mess up, it's over," she notes. "Your reputation spreads. No one takes you seriously. A man could do whatever the hell he wants to do — beat people up, do drugs, cuss people out, sleep with 10,000 women a night — and be cool, be held in praise. It's almost like, being a woman, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't."


Photo Credit Satoshi Saikusa for Marie Claire