The rapper told fans he'd got hitched to girlfriend Millie Mackintosh last month

Professor Green told his Twitter followers that he’d married his girlfriend Millie Mackintosh in secret last month.

The London rapper took to the social networking site earlier today (October 23) to answer a question from a fan, writing:

However, only four minutes after posting the message, he revealed that he had been joking, following it up by writing: “Can’t believe they took gullible out of the dictionary.”

Mackintosh stars in the reality television programme Made In Chelsea. The pair’s relationship was revealed in December of last year. Green had previously dated Candy McCulloch, daughter of Echo And The Bunnymen‘s Ian McCulloch.

Last month Professor Green defended X Factor boss Simon Cowell by describing the talent show mogul as “wicked” and “smart”.

According to Green, people who criticise the show’s creator are “obvious and boring”. Speaking to Q magazine, the rapper said: “I don’t actually dislike Simon Cowell at all, I think he’s wicked. He’s smart, he’s on the ball, he’s fair. So yeah, I like him, for what we know of him.”

Green, who released his most recent studio album ‘At Your Inconvenience’ last year, is known for his scathing public attacks on other notable figures and controversial comments.

He sparked fury when he described Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart as a “cheating slutbag” and referred to bulimia as an “intelligent eating disorder”, but came to Cher Lloyd’s defence when she was pelted with a bottle of urine at V Festival.