Remember a few months ago when Nicki Minaj and Nas were pictured together and made everyone on the internet go totally bonkers thinking the two rappers were dating? Well, after a few months of laying low, the two have been spotted together again, this time celebrating Nas’s 44th birthday in a New York City restaurant.

The videos taken at the restaurant show Nicki and Nas getting pretty close—when everyone starts to sing “Happy Birthday” and a chocolate cake is brought out, the two have their arms around each other, and Nicki has her hand on his stomach.


#PressPlay: #NickiMinaj parties with #Nas at his birthday party 👀 @nasnika_ @thecolewerld

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Hi #nas (swipe)

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In another set of videos, seemingly ripped from a live video, Nas can be seen trying to kiss Nicki while she laughs and tries to talk to the camera and thank the 200 people who “tuned in.” In a blurry screenshot of the same video, the two can be seen… well, standing very close to each other, and her hand appears to be on his neck.

Nicki and Nas singing ‘Tenderoni’ by Bobby Brown, to each other. 😩

— he (@IamRobDevon) September 14, 2017

More cutting up from #NickiMinaj and #Nas at his birthday dinner last night 👀👀 Via: @jungleqb

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That liquor kicked in and Nas treated Nicki like a glazed donut. Legend.

— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) September 14, 2017

To be fair, Nicki hasn’t done a very good job of dispelling the rumors—she appeared on Ellen back in May and admitted the two have had “sleepovers,” even though she remains “celibate,” whatever that means.

Nicki also went on to speak pretty highly of Nas, saying, “He's dope. He's the king. He's such a king. He is the king of Queens and I'd like to think I'm the queen of Queens... well, he's a rap legend, so let's just say I have a lot of respect for him and you know, he's kind of cute, too.”