Yesterday, we got a behind-the-scenes visual of how steamy it could get between Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj; today; we get the full entrée as the couple shows us that a picture is worth a 1,000 words in their latest GQ photoshoot.

Following the shoot, the couple sits down with GQ editors to talk the beginning out their relationship, who objected their relationship in the beginning (HINT: Nicki’s MOTHER), and how “un-normal” their relationship is.

“I definitely think we have a normal relationship off camera. It’s the same thing I think as any other couple in the hood,” Nicki says. “We’re growing as a couple and as people and as human beings but we still have our careers, and I think probably the only thing that makes it un-normal is that we’re both successful artists, and that’s probably not normal.”

Find out more after the jump.

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GQ: How often does Meek ask you for…
NM: A kiss?

GQ: Sure. A kiss.
NM: All the time.

GQ: It’s not easy dating Nicki Minaj?
NM: No. But I really respect that he was willing to give it a try. In the beginning he thought we could be in a relationship and I kept telling him no, I don’t think he was ready, but he has a very strong mind and he was very convincing and persuasive.

MM: You liked me… I didn’t have to persuade you. (laughs)

That’s sweet.

GQ: Both of you guys have very close circles of friends and family. Was there anyone who objected to you guys dating?
MM: Not on my side.

NM: Everyone professionally [was on board]. The only person was my mother. My mother only knows Meek from what she sees in public, in the media. She met him now, but she just wants to make sure he’s a nice guy. She’s overprotective of her daughter. Another thing people don’t realize is I’ve only had three boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never dated around… I don’t have a whole lot of experience in that department so my mother and my family were very like what? This is a big step, because they’ve only known one thing for over a decade. Even my pastor, who’s like a second mother, was scared. Everybody was just scared. Those women were scared for me because when I love someone I really let them in, and I really let me guard down, and I think it’s only natural for a mother to just you know, she just wanted to make sure I wasn’t rushing into anything.

Check out the sexy spread in the gallery at the top.

Read more over at GQ.