Young Money‘s Nicki Minaj has addressed speculation surrounding her relationship with R&B star Rihanna and denied being the singer’s new roommate.
According to Nicki, the public began spreading rumors about their possible living situation which encouraged her and RiRi to ignite the flames.
“I don’t know where people got this really insane, hilarious, random rumor that she and I were living together,” Minaj explained in an interview. “We just shot the video for a song I have on the album I have called ‘Fly,’ and when I saw her, the first thing I said was, ‘So, did you hear we’re living together?’ and we just started cracking up laughing. She was like, ‘Yo, I can’t believe that people are, like, this ridiculous. So we Twit-Pic’d ourselves, and she put it on Twitter and said ‘Me and Nicki at our new pad’ or something. The funny thing is, people didn’t realize we were joking. People still were hitting me like, ‘Oh my God, you’re so lucky. You and Rihanna living together?’ It was like, ‘What?’ It’s like, you can’t even be sarcastic anymore. It was hilarious, though…No, we’re not getting cozy. I mean, we’re not getting cozy yet. I mean, there is a possibility ’cause she’s just like a bad b*tch. So you just never know!” (MTV)
Over the weekend, Rihanna tweeted a photo she took while posing next to the rapstress.
“http://twitpic.com/3o9l94 – Me and Nikki in our new crib, lol! Gettin busy on set of FLY!!! Its so hard to keep my hands off!,” Rihanna tweeted Saturday (January 8).
“#RihannaNavy #TeamMinaj #Rinaj @NICKIMINAJ b*tch don’t u hear me askin what my OWN name is??? Lol! My bad, I’ll make it up to u *wink*” (Rihanna’s Twitter)
Minaj added on to the hype by confirming a move-in with Rihanna.
“@rihanna lol. If we’re gonna liv 2gthr and hook up u gotta learn how 2 spell my name! Lmaooooooo. —- Gossip Gossip ni#@a just stop it! :p” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Earlier this week, Minaj’s Young Money labelmate Drake denied being romantically linked with RiRi.
“Me and RiRi? Ah, No…Well, [our ‘What’s My Name music video,] it was a moment. I mean, I care for her very much. She’s a great person. Me and Rihanna have a great connection. But no, we’re not together. We’re young. Young kids. Just living life. That’s it. I just want to have some stories to tell you.” (“Tim Westwood TV”)
Check out some recent footage of Nicki Minaj and Rihanna down below: