Rumors have been surfacing suggesting that the newly single Nicki Minaj has been dating the recently "free" Meek Mill. Nicki finally addresses those rumors

Nicki and Meek have been getting super close lately!

Not only do they have two songs together on Nicki’s new album, The Pinkprint, the two have been spotted together multiple times since the Philadelphia-born rapper was released from jail on Dec. 3. Nicki even spent her birthday on Dec. 8 with Meek at her side during her close, intimate dinner.

While promoting the release of her new #1 album The Pinkprint, Nicki stopped by Ryan Seacrest‘s show to talk about the album and her personal life over the last year. But she seemed to become a bit flustered each time Meek was brought up!

“Who sat next to you at dinner?” Ryan asked about her birthday shindig. “New boy?” To which Nicki squealed “Shut Up!” and blushed, before finally answering shyly “No, no new boy at that dinner.”

Prompted by fan tweets, Ryan eventually asked straight-up: “Can you clear up this Meek Mill situation?”

But Nicki dropped her coy act and directly denied any real romantic connection to the rapper.

“Let me clear this up: I am SINGLE,” she stated.

“People are just assuming these things and I don’t know why. This is my friend. I’m just hanging out. We don’t look at each other like that at all!”