Third time's a charm! Nicki Minaj denied being engaged to Meek Mill during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — telling the show host her next ring will be the big one.

Discussing her impressive array of hand bling, the "Anaconda" singer got coy talking details with show host Ellen DeGeneres, even revealing she was considering pretending she wasn’t in a relationship at all.

But despite her desire to keep her romance on the down low, DeGeneres did manage to get some love-life gossip from her studio guest. And in the interview that will air later today, Thursday, April 7, Minaj admitted if she gets another ring, it will be time for celebrations.

"First of all, that’s not an engagement ring, right," Minaj told DeGeneres. "I have two rings from this boy that likes me. That’s not my engagement ring though. He said that that’s my second ring and that if I get a third ring that that would be the engagement ring," she said.

"So do you want the third ring? Are you ready to get engaged?" enquired DeGeneres.

"You know, I don’t know," Minaj responded. "We’re still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don’t even want to say that I’m in a relationship anymore because I think when people hear that they go to like the mean place and try to like, not you though. I love you to death."

With all the love in the world though, Minaj wasn't about to let DeGeneres get any more scoop on her romance.

"I would rather not [speak about it]," the 33-year-old rapper continued. "You know, I used to be secretive, I used to say I’m not in a relationship even though I was in a 12-year relationship. Now I feel like just going back to that and saying, 'You know what, I’m single!'"

"For instance, Valentine's Day passed and I didn't put up my Valentine's Day gift on Instagram and people said, 'They're not together.' And we were getting anonymous messages ... and meanwhile we were really in bed, all day,” she added. “It just made me realize no matter how great your life is, you just have to make yourself happy and forget about trying to get everyone's approval."

Watch Minaj's cute exchange with DeGeneres in the video above. 

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