Anybody with two working eyes could see that Nas and Nicki Minaj shared more than just great acting chemistry in the 2012 video for “Right By My Side” where they shared an on-screen kiss. So when Nicki recently posted to Instagram a cozy picture of the two taken at Nas’ Sweet Chick restaurant, the gossip hounds had plenty of fodder for conversation.

And Ellen Degeneres made sure to address it when the female rapper visited her show today (May 23). The talk show host, who is referenced on Minaj’s “No Frauds,” showed the aforementioned picture to her audience and asked Nicki if her and God’s Son were an item.

After discussing Nicki’s affinity for exposing her breats, Ellen asked, “And does Nas like both of them the same as well?” This caused Nicki to erupt into cackling laughter.

Ellen continued, supporting the rumor, saying, “Let me tell you how much I love Nas and I hope it’s true. There’s a rumor you are dating and if its true I’m all for it. I love him so much ever since ‘One Mic,’ that’s where I first found him. He’s fantastic and a really great guy.”

Nicki agreed, saying, “He’s so dope. He’s a king. He’s such a king.” But then danced around the subject at first.

“Shout out to Queens, New York,” she said. “I have to say that we’re both from Queens. And he is the king of Queens and I’d like to think I’m the queen of Queens. He’s a rap legend, so let’s just say that. I have a lot of respect for him. And, you know, he’s kinda cute, too.”

But Ellen wasted no time getting to the nitty-gritty and asked if the two had had sleepovers. Nicki confirmed it, but cleared up any assumptions in the process.

“We have! Yup. I go to [his house]. I just thought him coming to me was too forward. Let me clarify because I know people are gonna think, no. We didn’t do the [nasty]. No, because I’m just chilling right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men. But I might make an exception to the rule for him because he’s so dope.”

“You should,” Ellen encouraged. “I think he’s fantastic.”

Long live #NasNika.