*Chelsea Handler is finally speaking out against rumors that she is dating 50 Cent.

Chatter picked up recently after photos of the two together at a New Orleans jazz bar appeared Sunday on TMZ, along with quotes from witnesses who said they were “hot and heavy with each other.”

“Everyone, calm down. I met with Mr. Cent about a potential project. There’s nothing to report yet, I’ll let you know if there is,” Handler tweeted.

A source close to the “Chelsea Lately” host says differently.

“It’s been going on awhile,” the source explained to Usmagazine.com. “It’s more of a hookup thing — whenever they are in the same town.”

When photographers later asked the rapper about the “date,” 50 Cent just smiled.