It was only last month that she announced her retirement from music in order to start a family.

Now, Nicki Minaj has revealed that she is a married woman.

There had been speculation that the hip-hop star had already married her boyfriend of one year, Kenneth 'Zoo' Petty, after applying for a marriage licence.

She said that she was planning to do "the big wedding later", after her forthcoming (and presumably final) album was released.

However, yesterday she took to Instagram to confirm that she was now 'Mrs. Petty', with a video of Mr & Mrs mugs and 'Bride' and 'Groom' baseball caps, captioning it: "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19"

Although Minaj and Petty have only been dating for a year, they knew each other as teenagers in Queens, New York.

Their relationship has already attracted controversy after it was revealed that Petty served four years in jail for attempted rape in 1995, and later another seven-year stint for shooting a man.

It's now believed that he works in the music industry.