Los Angeles: Singer Nicki Minaj wants to be with someone who appreciates the hard work she puts into her career.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj. Pic/Santa Banta

Minaj, who recently split from her boyfriend Safaree Samuels, says the relationship ended after 12 years because she's a "workaholic", reports femalefirst.com.

Talking about her breakup from Samuels at the "CRWN: A Conversation with Elliott Wilson and Nicki Minaj" event, she said: "I lost a big part of my life, and one of the reasons was because I was a workaholic. I couldn't focus on anyone else.

"Maybe they needed more attention, and I take care of my whole family. So if I'm gonna choose between working my a** off and giving you, one human being, all of my attention? You might get forgotten sometimes. Not because I don't love you, but because I got the weight of the f***ing world on my shoulders," she added.