As they're still the hottest couple in hip-hop, it's no surprise that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have been the targets of many sensational rumors, such as those suggesting that Nicki was having a tough time staying by her boyfriend's side during his three months of house arrest. She laughed off those rumors last month, and in a new interview with NYLON magazine, Nicki confirms that she and Meek are doing better than ever, implying that marriage -- and even a baby -- might be on the not-too-distant horizon. 

Other rumors have speculated that the pair is actually engaged -- not quite yet, Nicki tells NYLON. Meek has gifted her with a couple of rings that certainly seemed to be engagement worthy, though Nicki now reveals that Meek has told her that the third ring he gives her will be the one. Apparently, Meek has been known to forget his own rule and is already keen on referring to Nicki as his fiancée, to which she always responds: "Nope! I ain't got that third ring yet." 

She didn't give any hint of how long it would take Meek to give her the third ring, but when he does, Nicki implied that she's in it for the long haul. "We're just taking it one step at a time," she said about marriage plans. "And, you know, if that happens...then I'll have a child, and that'll be fun, because I can't wait to hold my baby." 

Meek might be confined to his own house right now, though he's sitting pretty knowing he has a future with the baddest queen in the game. Think he'll manage to cop one more ring this year? 

Check out photos from Nicki's NYLON shoot in the above gallery, and check out her cover story, which also focuses on her role in "Barbershop: The Next Cut," here