Nicki Minaj showed off some extremely serious jewellery last December, courtesy her boyfriend Meek Mills. The 28-year-old rapper gifted Minja a massive square diamond ring, who posted a photograph of it on Instagram. The fact that it was on her ring finger led to the grapevine being abuzz with engagement rumours.

Since then, the Anaconda hit-maker has had to explain that she is not engaged and that the ring was simply a present. "That's not my engagement ring though," she told Ellen DeGeneres while on the talk show recently. "He [Mills] said that that's my second ring and that if I get a third ring that that would be the engagement ring."

Minaj has decided instead to drop the usage of the term "boyfriend", as it draws negative comments from people. "Ya know, I don't know. We're still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don't even want to say that I'm in a relationship anymore because I think when people hear that they go to like the mean place and try to like, not you though. I love you to death," she said during the interview which aired on 7 April.

Nonetheless, the Bang Bang singer does have marriage on her mind. In her cover interview with Nylonfor their April issue, she said that she was looking forward to starting a family. "If that happens, if I get married, then I'll have a child, and that'll be fun, because I can't wait to hold my baby," the 33-year-old stated.

Nicki will soon be seen on the big screen in Barbershop: The Next Cut, which is set to release on 15 April. She is also working as executive producer for Nicki – a sitcom focusing on her life before she attained stardom in Queens, New York.