The first celebrity breakup of 2017
In the midst of widespread reports that the rappers had called it quits, Nicki took to Twitter Thursday to end the speculation once and for all. "To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon," Nicki said. "Have a blessed New Year."
To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon. Have a blessed New Year. Love u?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 5, 2017
Meek, for his part, has not commented on the breakup.
Nicki, 34, and Meek, 29, began dating in early 2015, made headlines in mid-December when Nicki wrote these Beyoncé-inspired words on Instagram: “Thank God I dodged the bullet. I’m so over u. Baby good lookin out. #BestThingUNeverHad.”
At the time, Nicki thought Meek might be The One. "When he and I were just friends, he would always say, 'You remind me of my mother, and I like that because you're like a dude. You're tough like a guy and you talk like a dude.' So, I always got the sense that me being tough and bossy was a turn-on for him. And it's important for me to keep my voice," she explained. "Being in a relationship shouldn't mean that you lose your voice.
Being in a relationship should mean that you've met a secure-enough man to allow you, in a sense, to remain a queen."
Three months later, tabloid reports claimed Nick was expecting a baby. "Nicki ain't pregnant," Meek told with Shade 45's DJ Superstar Jay in July 2015. "But yeah, I wish...I already tweeted that five years ago, so it should be happening later. Sooner or later, when we ready for that."
Nicki was quick to correct her man, tweeting, "No matter wut he, or anyone else says, Onika Tanya Maraj won't b pushing anyone1 out her vajayjay, until she's married. Now check that."
The couple’s most recent public appearance together was at Meek’s album release party Dec. 3.
No word on what will happen to the multiple non-engagement rings Meek has given Nicki over the years.