So, About This Nas And Nicki Minaj Thing....

So, About This Nas And Nicki Minaj Thing....

Were the signs there all along?

Published September 18th

As direly as fans want Queens rap VIPs Nicki Minaj and Nas to stamp confirmation to the dating rumors sparking for about four months, that day has not arrived just yet.

The Barbz Army might have thought they had their seal of approval when talk show host Ellen DeGeneres pinned the question on the Young Money raptress during her Ellen Show appearance. Or, maybe even at the Illmatic emcee’s 44th birthday celebration where Nas and Nicki’s flirty exchanges that made their way to social media turned a few heads.  

Even though their love thing may appear new to some, reports now claim that their speculated relationship has actually been budding since May of this year. And considering the timeline of their most public and most talked-about sightings together, those reports are beginning to make a lot more sense.

You be the judge on whether this chronology of the (possible) Queens love story accurately ignites the flame that fans are deeming "Nicki MiNas."

  1. May 16, 2012: Onika and Nasir appear together as head-over-Giuseppe-heel lovers in her 'Right By My Side' visuals
  2. You couldn't have forgotten that time she phoned in during his '106 & Park' appearance to pay homage to the Queens rap icon – remember?
  3. May 10, 2017: Five years later, the Queens rap stars are on camera again, this time posed cozily at a restaurant

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

    A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on

  4. Just a few days later in May, Nicki made an eyebrow-raising confirmation on their relationship status, which she said only went so far as frequent 'sleepovers' at his house
  5. September 13, 3017: Fast-forward four months later and the two are spotted sharing yet another camera (and hugs and kisses) at Nas' 44th birthday party
  6. Not to mention, a few more of the two coupled up solo and in the same flicks as other famed music industry power couples

    Issa real nigga Birthday... HBD @nas 🖤 @therealswizzz Happy Belated Swizzy!!! 🖤 @aliciakeys 🖤

    A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on

    The legend himself... #EscobarSeason

    A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on

  7. September 17, 2017: But what better way to fully ignite the buzz than with a full-blown, Gucci-glammed photoshoot in their shared stomping ground of Queens?

    Got my Bday 1988 190E Benz & picked up Shorty from Queens! We Out!

    A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) on

    My 88' 190E Benz Bday Flow Queens Get The Money

    A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) on

  8. And even more hint-worthy subliminals from the Queens rap legend himself...
  9. Thus, fans have now decided that Nicki MiNas is officially a thing – even if the Queens emcees themselves haven't yet

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photos from Left: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images, Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

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