*This morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Nicki Minaj was asked to clarify rumors that she’s dating Rihanna and that the two are shacked up in a love nest.
The rapper said the reports are rooted in a joke poking fun of rumors that they were romantically involved.
“We just shot the video for a song I have on the album called ‘Fly’,” she explained. “When I saw her I said, ‘So, do you hear we’re living together?’ We started cracking up laughing. She was like, ‘I can’t believe people are this ridiculous!'”
Minaj went on to say that the “random rumor” prompted the singers to post a joke message online about their “new crib” earlier this week.
“The funny thing is some people still didn’t realize we were joking,” she continued. “People were like, ‘Oh my God, you’re so lucky! You and Rihanna living together!’ You can’t even be sarcastic anymore, it’s hilarious!”
However, she admitted that there was always a “possibility” of the duo becoming housemates in the future. “She is a badass,” she added. “You never know!”
Minaj previously described ‘Fly’ – which appears on her platinum debut Pink Friday – as an “empowering” collaboration between the pair, saying that it encourages women to “soar high in the face of adversity.”