The rumors began when the two stars posed for a photo and posted it on Twitter with Rihanna adding, "Me and Nikki in our new crib, lol! ... Its so hard to keep my hands off!" The two took the joke a bit further, with Minaj tweeting: "If we're gonna liv 2gthr and hook up u gotta learn how 2 spell my name!" To which Rihanna replied, "I'll make it up to u *wink*." They even started their own #Rinaj hashtag.
But now Nicki Minaj is saying the joke has gone too far and wants to make sure fans know the two are not an item. In a recent radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, Minaj said, "I don't know where people got this really insane, hilarious, random rumor that she and I were living together .. It was like, 'What?' It's like, you can't even be sarcastic anymore. It was hilarious, though."
The 26-year-old Minaj went on to say that both she and Rihanna, 22, shared a big laugh over the issue, and the two are both very much straight. We can't blame the tabloid blogs for trying though.
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