Since April 15, when Nicki Minaj hinted that then-rumored boyfriend Meek Mill had bought her a big-ass diamond ring, media have frequently speculated that the couple is engaged to marry each other in the near future.

Sadly, Meek has now dispelled these rumors, telling FADER that he and Nicki's relationship is healthy but that "it ain’t really time to get married yet." Here's the full excerpt:

“It’s definitely real,” he says of their relationship, “but it ain’t really time to get married yet. We’re still learning each other, feeling each other out.” Not that it matters: the story has been printed. Meek’s grandmother has been calling him about that one (“Whatever she sees on TV, she believes,” he says), and other celebrities, most notably Drake, have started congratulating them publicly, lending credence to the idea.

The clarification comes courtesy of FADER's new cover story profile of Meek, who spoke with the magazine during the final recording sessions for his pending sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money.

In the course of the interview, Meek notes that even his family and friends, including Drake, swarmed to congratulate him on the engagement that, alas, never happened. Interestingly, T.I. rejected Meek's insistence that he and Nicki aren't getting hitched. "“You may not have asked her, ‘Will you marry me?’," T.I. told Meek. "But you are engaged.”

While T.I. is arguably a TV marriage expert, that's not quite how matrimony works.

 

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