Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill
Meek Mill appears to have bought girlfriend Nicki Minaj a diamond ring fuelling engagement rumours REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Celebrations may be in order for Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill as speculation suggests the musical couple have gotten engaged. The Anaconda rapper sent the rumour mill into overdrive when she shared a photo of herself on social media wearing a diamond band on her ring finger.

The Young Money star posted a close-up shot of her left hand showing off the large diamond while drawing attention to the fact she is wearing it on her engagement finger in the caption. Minaj told her 40.9 million Instagram followers: "Now this is what I'm talking about baby. Lol. Love u @meekmill ~ RANG finga whr da rock."

Interestingly, Meek Mill, 28, posted a photo of three separate diamonds on his Instagram page one day before he gifted Minaj with the ring, accompanied by the caption: "A girls best friend." It is not the first time engagement rumours have surrounded the hip hop couple. In May, Minaj posted a photo of a heart-shaped diamond ring, which she again wore on her left hand. However, her rapper beau later shut down the reports stating he was not ready for marriage.

This stone is flawless. (My voice) lol ?????????????????

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Meek Mill told Fader: "I ain't engaged. It's definitely real, but ain't really time to get married yet. We're still learning each other, feeling each other out." Minaj, 33, has previously opened up about her plans to settle down and start a family in the future, telling Complex magazine: "I definitely will be married before I have my baby. If I'm done with my fifth album and I don't have a child by then, no matter how much money I have, I would be disappointed, as a woman, because I feel like I was put here to be a mother."

The couple, who went public with their romance in April, were first linked to each other after Meek Mill was released from prison in December 2014 which was around the same time Minaj's 10-year relationship with Safaree Samuels ended.