By the time Nicki Minaj is confirmed to be engaged, she’s going to be swimming in diamonds.
The 33-year-old rapper and her 28-year-old boyfriend, fellow hip-hop artist Meek Mill, sparked engagement rumors in April when she revealed a 15-carat yellow heart-shaped sparkler surrounded by a double halo of tiny diamonds. Speculation the two plan to wed mounted further this week when Minaj showed off a birthday present he gave her, a ring made up of a clear, enormous diamond set in a single halo on an eternity band.
“He and I are not engaged,” Minaj told Billboard magazine, which features her on Dec. 19 “Year in Music 2015” issue, posing topless. “But he said he would like to give me three rings before we get married.”
The rapper’s comments were posted on the outlet’s website on Thursday and were made before her birthday.
“My birthday’s coming up, and he better get the new one, because he got [the first one] for my last birthday,” she told Billboard.
A source told E! News exclusively that Meek Mill “loves to shower Nicki with diamonds,” adding, “He always has and always will. She loves diamonds in all shapes and big sizes. It symbolizes his love.”
Minaj told Billboard she and her boyfriend have discussed how they are in a high-profile relationship and sought advice from another high-profile couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with he and I,” she said about her beau. “I just know right now we are really, really enjoying each other’s company.”
“So, shout out to everybody in the world that’s just trying to find love or be happy,” she added. “Everybody should have someone to hold at night. It really, really changes your energy. I find that my energy is very different afterward — if I’m in the bed with him, just hugging him all day. It’s just, like, something about love. You transfer it. It’s infectious.”