Earlier this year, Bow Wow expressed his desire to settle down and it looks like the hip hop star is already off the market.

The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shad Moss, proposed to Love And Hip Hop star Erica Mena after just six months of dating.

He announced their engagement by posting an image on Instagram showing her hand resting on his on his. In it, she is wearing a diamond-encrusted ring on her wedding finger while he sports an expensive Rolex watch.

US reality TV show star Mena, 26, also confirmed the news and showed off her new rock while walking the red carpet at the 2014 BET Awards.

When asked by a reporter from E! News whether the two were an official item, she said: "Uhh, he's actually my fiancé."

After the news broke, the couple, who started dating after meeting on US hip hop and r'n'b music TV show 106 & Park, which Bow Wow hosts, were inundated with congratulatory messages.

"Omg. All that talk he used to say about 'never getting married'. Congrats to them though," one supporter said.

But some fans were not convinced and claimed their whirlwind romance was nothing more than a publicity stunt to ramp up ratings for the new season of Love And Hip Hop New York.

Mena previously dated music manager Rich Dollaz and glamour model Cynthia Santana. Meanwhile, Bow Wow has been in relationships with r'n'b singer Ciara, fashion designer Angela Simmons and model Joie Chavis, the mother of his three-year-old daughter, Shai.