Update (Jan. 5, 1:56 p.m. EST):

Meek seemed to throw a shot at Nicki on IG after the news broke, posting a pic of boots she's worn with the caption, "If you walk out dont wear these they wack..." He later deleted the post, but you can see it below.

Original Story:

It's official: The romance between Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj is no more. After at least a month of speculation surrounding their relationship, the Barbie has used her Twitter account to announce that she is indeed a single woman.

On early Thursday morning Nicki tweeted, "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."

As we alluded to before, Nicki's announcement culminates weeks worth of talk surrounding her romance with the DC4 rapper. The speculation began in earnest after The Pinkprint artist uploaded a cryptic post with Chanel sandals onto her Instagram page.

“Thank God u blew it. Thank God I dodged the bullet. I’m so over u. Baby good lookin out. #BestThingUNeverHad thank u for this epic gift @sincerearmani,” Nicki captioned the incendiary post. The cryptic message prompted thousands on social media to voice their opinions on the state of her dating life almost immediately.

About a week after Nicki's Instagram post, Meek Mill uploaded what appeared to be a thirst trap featuring an unnamed girl to his Instagram page, throwing acid onto what many people already believed to be a rapidly dissolving relationship.

Now, we know that Nicki's relationship with Meek Mill is officially over, and Nicki is beginning 2017 as both the reigning queen of hip-hop and the rap game's most eligible bachelorette. Keep it locked with XXL for more updates on this potentially still developing story.

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