Nicki Minaj can't "remember" saying Drake is perfect.

The singer is close to the rap star and is set to collaborate with him for a track on her upcoming album The Pink Print.

In the past she's been quoted as calling him "perfect", but the 31-year-old has now laughed off the claims.

“I don’t remember saying that he’s a perfect man - maybe I was joking? He is perfect but I don’t know about guys in the industry. I don’t know about other artists. I think two artists [dating] that’s hard,” she admitted during an interview with Capital Xtra.

Drake has been linked to Rihanna in the past, but it's thought the pair aren't currently dating. Nicki offered some advice on bagging the eligible bachelor.

“I think what works with Drake is if you act like you don’t like him,” she laughed. “Be horrible to him and then you’ll get [his attention].

“I’m kidding. I think he likes intellectual women actually. He likes fat asses but I think he [also] likes a girl who can hold a conversation.”

The Pink Print is due out this year, but doesn't have an official date yet. However, Nicki did offer a little teaser for her fans.

“I’m a massive fan of him too, and I think that we’ll definitely have [a collaboration] on there. We’re supposed to meet up this week to get some stuff cracking in the studio. But I think there’ll be another feature on the album that’s gonna blow people away," she revealed.