Exclusive: Meek Mill And Nick Minaj Are Not Engaged

In his new The FADER cover story, Meek Mill confirms: "It ain’t really time to get married yet. We’re still learning each other."

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Exclusive: Meek Mill And Nick Minaj Are Not Engaged

Meek Mill and Nick Minaj are not engaged, yet.

Fans and news outlets speculated that a massive, heart-shaped diamond ring Meek bought for Nicki last month was an engagement ring. It wasn’t, Meek told The FADER during an interview for his cover story. “It’s definitely real,” he said of his and Nicki’s highly scrutinized relationship, “but it ain’t really time to get married yet. We’re still learning each other, feeling each other out.”

That hasn’t stopped people from congratulating the couple. Meek said his grandmother called to wish him her best (“Whatever she sees on TV, she believes,” he said), and Drake saluted the pair onstage at Coachella.

“I ain’t engaged,” Meek insisted to T.I. in April, when the two ran into each other in Los Angeles during the reporting of Meek’s cover story. T.I. wasn’t having it. “You never asked her, ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ But she is your girlfriend,” T.I. said. “You may not have asked her, ‘Will you marry me?’ But you are engaged.” Meek shrugged in response, as T.I. continued: “I’ve said my part. As long as you know what’s going on.”

For more on Meek Mill’s relationship with Nicki Minaj, his upcoming album, and his experience with America’s justice system, read his FADER cover story.

Exclusive: Meek Mill And Nick Minaj Are Not Engaged