Diddy basically started the engagement rumor by throwing up a picture of a ring on Instagram earlier this week. The photo was coupled with the suspicious caption, "Baby you like it?" Cassie even responded (and was snapped wearing a ring), yet that doesn't mean they're ready to settle down. She announced the news with a post saying "I need more" on Instagram yesterday, followed by the statement "Happy & in love -not engaged," then deleted the entire message.
The 27-year-old singer and the 44-year-old father of six have reportedly been dating for several years. Diddy was formerly linked to model Kim Porter, mother to his twin daughters Jessie James and D'Lila Star, biological son Christian and stepson, Quincy.
Late last year, he admitted to not being ready to tie the knot. "I think a lot of people put too much on marriage and not enough on happiness," he said on ABC's The View. "I’m happy, anybody that is in my life is happy. I just want to be happy and I think it’s important for you to protect your happiness and to love yourself, because then you can love other people the right way."
So why did Diddy post a picture of a ring if it wasn't about popping the question?
He and Cassie haven't explained those details, but maybe Diddy was pulling one of DJ Khaled's moves. Khaled cooked up his own faux-proposal story by asking for Nicki Minaj's hand in marriage last summer to promote his Suffering from Success album.
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