Nicki Minaj Addresses Nas Dating Rumors

It looks like Nicki Minaj and Nas may be hip-hop's newest power couple.

During Minaj's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the "No Frauds" rapper acknowledged the recent dating rumors surrounding the two.

"He's so dope," she said of her possible beau. "He's a king, he's such a king." The 34-year-old also gave a shout-out to their shared hometown. "We're both from Queens. And he is the king of Queens, and I'd like to think I'm the queen of Queens."

As Minaj continued to gush about Nas, 43, she said, "He is a rap legend. I have a lot of respect for him." She then coyly added, "And he's cute too."

This admission prompted DeGeneres to ask if they've had "sleepovers" yet, to which the rapper responded with a laugh. "We have," she said. "I go to him. I just thought him coming to me was too forward."

However, the Grammy nominee revealed, "I'm just chillin' right now. I'm celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men." She then playfully added, "I might make an exception to the rule for him cause he's so dope."

Rumors of their relationship began to swirl in early May 2017 when Minaj shared an aww-worthy photo of the two cozying up at the Sweet Chick restaurant in Los Angeles on Instagram.

Only KINGS recognize QUEENS. @sweetchicklife has the best food 👅 congrats @nas 😜

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An eyewitness told Us Weekly at the time that the adorable pair "were laughing a lot" and "looked very cute together." The source added that there was "no PDA, but they looked like a couple."

May 2017 is certainly treating the "Regret In Your Tears" singer very well. In addition to her new rumored romance, Minaj killed it at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21 with a nine-minute performance to open the show. The performance featured a medley of her biggest hits, as well as drop-ins by the likes of Jason Derulo, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne.