New York rap veteran Nas is taking his L with pride. The hip-hop stud has come forward to address the chaos he sparked courtesy of a hilarious clip of himself popping off alongside rumored girlfriend Nicki Minaj.

Nasty Nas went to Instagram last night (September 14) to give thanks for birthday shout-outs and apologize for his dicey words.

Yesterday, social media lost it after footage went viral of Nas tonguing down Nicki and talking semi-reckless.

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

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

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Back in July, Nicki Minaj sparked Nas pregnancy rumors with an emoji.

Minaj, real name Onika Tanya Maraj set the internet ablaze with a baby emoji two days ago (July 10); and she didn’t necessarily deny fans assumptions of a baby on the way. Moreover; feeding into the fan furor; she began liking a handful of tweets like: “BABY ON THE WAY ?????” and others like: “We said ‘DROP THE ALBUM’ not drop a baby…..” Furthermore; if the news has any truth behind it, this would be Nicki’s first child; and possibly with her last romantically linked friend, Nas; who she confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres she’d have “sleepovers” with. (The Hollywood Unlocked)

Earlier the same week, Minaj sparked pregnancy rumors courtesy of a cryptic Twitter post.