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Nas And Nicki Minaj Are Reportedly "Just Very Dear Friends"

Despite the kissing and other PDA...

Nicki Minaj and Nas fueled romance rumors in a big way this week.

The Illmatic rapper celebrated his birthday on Wednesday with a private birthday dinner at The Pool Lounge in New York City, E! News reports. What really got fans talking were the pics and videos taken that night, specifically the short clips featuring Nicki and Nas together; the pair looked very much like a couple, and Nas even stole a kiss or two from Nicki. Check it out:

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

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Fans of the couple may want to pump the brakes on all that excitement, though. A source told E! News this week that Nas and Nicki's relationship is purely platonic.

"Nicki and Nas are just very dear friends, nothing romantic," said the source. "They've been friends forever and have seen each other's careers take off. Nas and John Seymour have recently just opened their second restaurant Sweet Chick in LA. The original Sweet Chick is in THE LES in NYC. Nicki has been to both spots and always supportive of him and his new ventures."

"They share a really close friendship and always have each other's back," the source continued. "Nicki is single now and dating but nothing serious. Nas is a best friend to her so as of now nothing is stirring up. People always joke around though that they make a great couple!"

So much for Nicki and Nas being the hot new power couple in town. Still, you can check out some of their Instagram uploads from Nas' birthday dinner below.

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

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The legend himself... #EscobarSeason

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Virgo Season With my Real One From Queens! @nickiminaj #hennessylife

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