Nicki Minaj and Nas Have Reportedly Broken Up Before Even Confirming They Were Dating

Nicki Minaj and Nas never even confirmed that they were dating, but TMZ is already reporting that they’ve called it quits. And if you heard any of the recent rumors that Nicki was pregnant, well, the site also reports that those were fake.

There have been conflicting rumors about when (and if) the two rappers started dating. A source told E! News back in September of that the two had been an item since May 2017, but TMZ puts the beginning of their love affair at June.

In any case, the two enjoyed flirting with the media’s attention and provoked many a headline. The two have definitely been pictured hanging out at several points throughout 2017. This past December, Nas called Nicki “the Queen of New York” when wishing her a happy birthday, and also called her “Shorty” in another Instagram post in September. In addition, the two were practically inseparable during Nas’ 44th birthday party in NYC the same month.

Nicki even revealed the two had “sleepovers” during an appearance on The Ellen Show. The two never confirmed anything, and could have easily been laughing at the rabid speculation after seeing photos of two friends being supportive. But then again, Nicki did break up with Meek Mill in January, and the relationship would have been a blessed union between two of New York's most celebrated rappers. 

TMZ claims the two are committed to not trash-talking each other, but aren’t looking to remain friends either. The cause for the split came down to the fact that the two live too far apart from each other, and the two rappers also have multiple businesses to juggle on the side. Nas has his record label and multiple venues of his chicken and waffles restaurant, Sweet Chick. Nicki, on the other hand, has been teasing an album for months now and also has other business ventures on the side.

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Nicki Minaj and Nas Have Reportedly Been Dating Since May

Nas and Nicki Minaj have been fueling dating rumors for months now. It all started with a rather cozy photo taken at Nas’ restaurant in New York City, Sweet Chick. To be fair, not much more happened over the summer, but the two were spotted again recently celebrating Nas’ birthday at The Pool Lounge in New York City with quite a lot of PDA. And now, a source has told E! News that the two Queens rappers have been dating since May.

“Nicki is not the type to date around,” the source said. “They are still getting to know each other.”

Both Nicki and Nas posted photos with each other on their Instagrams after the birthday party, with captions that at the very least suggest the two enjoy the other's company. 

 

Virgo Season With my Real One From Queens! @nickiminaj #hennessylife

A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) on Sep 14, 2017 at 9:09am PDT

 

The legend himself… #EscobarSeason

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:40am PDT

If this source has more or less confirmed that Nas and Nicki are dating, it would be mostly on par with what Nicki herself has been saying all year long. Nicki announced her breakup from Meek Mill in January of this year, and once the Nas dating rumors began swirling, Nicki was forced to address the rumors head-on when she appeared on Ellen in May. Nicki admitted that the she had “sleepovers” with Nas, but also insisted they had not done “the nasty.”

“I'm just chilling right now. I'm celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men,” Nicki added. If they are taking things slow, the stories seem like they could match up. 

However, in case that isn’t the story you want to hear, E! News also got some contradicting news from yet another source. This other “insider” told E! News that Nas and Nicki Minaj are only close friends and have been for years.

“Nicki and Nas are just very dear friends. Nothing romantic. They've been friends forever and have seen each other's careers take off,” the source said. “Nas and John Seymour have recently just opened their second restaurant Sweet Chick in LA. The original Sweet Chick is in the LES [Lower East Side] in NYC. Nicki has been to both spots and always supportive of him and his new ventures,” the source said, as if he or she knew exactly why people are speculating about the two rappers’s relationships.

“They share a really close friendship and always has each other's back,” the source continued. “Nicki is single now and dating but nothing serious. Nas is a best friend to her so as of now nothing is stirring up. People always joke around though that they make a great couple!”

Well, there you have it, folks. Are Nas and Nicki just incredibly close friends or something more? Pick your own adventure!

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This Photo of Nicki Minaj and Nas Has Everyone Believing They’re a Couple Now

A photo of Nicki Minaj and Nas popped up on Instagram early Wednesday, giving some fans on Twitter plenty of reason to see a conclusion and promptly jump to it. The photo in question, posted to Minaj's account, was taken at Sweet Chick (co-owned by Nas) in New York City:

 

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

A post shared by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on May 9, 2017 at 10:53pm PDT

The two were apparently out for dinner with Statik Selektah, who tagged Sweetgrass Productions in his own photo from the night:

 

Dinner with Nas & Nicki & our Emmy. 🏦 congrats @sweetgrassp

A post shared by Statik Selektah (@statikselekt) on May 9, 2017 at 11:06pm PDT

Published rumors about the relationship of Minaj and Nas, who appeared together in the “Right By My Side” video back in 2012, apparently started making the usual gossip rounds earlier this year. At some point, a hopeful hashtag was born. Though Minaj's latest Instagram post (which appears to be congratulatory and not romantic) doesn't in any way confirm those rumors, tweets of support for Minaj and Nas are rolling in:

But not everyone is conclusion-jumping, choosing instead to take a more skeptical approach:

At the time of publication, Minaj and Nas hadn't publicly commented on any of this.

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