Rapper Lil Wayne refused to touch Nicki Minaj as they filmed love scenes for her new music video because he didn't want to disrespect his protegee.

The Lollipop hitmaker stars as Minaj's love interest in their promo for High School, in which they kiss and cuddle on a bed, but the American Idol judge reveals Wayne struggled to film the sexy scenes because he didn't want to overstep boundaries.

She tells MTV.com, "He refused to touch me. He's so respectful.. and then I was like, 'Wayne, you can touch certain (parts)!' But he was acting scared. He was like, 'Yo Nick, this is my dream, I'mma (sic) be the man after this video.' He was just acting crazy, but if I didn't tell him, 'Yes, you can touch me, do this', whatever, like, he refused to touch me. He's a Southern gentleman, which people don't realise."

Minaj reveals that wasn't the only problem the pals faced onset - they struggled to keep their composure everytime they tried to act like lovers for director Benny Boom.

She says, "We kept on laughing the whole time and he was like, 'Stop laughing' and I was like, 'All right', and then we'd burst out laughing again. But you know what? Towards the end of the night is when we shot the steamiest scene, and I guess I was just too tired to be nervous, I was like, 'Whatever, let's just get this over with!'"

At one point in the video, the pair appear to kiss as they cavort on a bed, but Minaj insists that didn't actually happen - even though Wayne tried to convince her it was necessary for the storyline.

She adds, "Wayne said that we had to kiss, he was like, 'Yo, the one thing that's gonna really sell it is if we really kiss', and I was like, 'Ehh (No)'... Not only is he my boss but he's also like my brother, so it's very weird..."

However, Minaj confesses she did feel a slight attraction to Wayne when they were in the moment: "It's still like, Wayne is still so sexy! He looks like a piece of art because he's all tatted up (sic)... It's just so sexy, black and beautiful."