3 New Details And Rumors About Nicki Minaj's New Boyfriend (And The Big Secret They Kept)

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Nicki Minaj

Meek Mill who?

I think it's safe to say the world was rocked earlier this year when Nicki Minaj split with her longtime boyfriend Meek Mill. I mean, we were all expecting an engagement between the two just months after they started dating in 2015. 

Who can forget that huge ass yellow diamond heart-shaped ring?

But, much to our surprise, they called it quits in January with sources close to the former couple saying they had problems communicating. Nicki was reportedly the one who initiated the breakup. 

And now it seems she's initiating a new relationship with rapper Nas.

I'm happy for her and all, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who had hoped her and Drake would finally get together. 

But, I'm sure this Nas guy is good too. For those of you who aren't aware of Nas and his hip-hop fame, he is often thought of as one of the greats. His most popular song on Spotify right now is "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)."

While rumors about Nicki Minaj and Nas dating have been circling a lot this year, a new report says they've been together since May. 

And after that, they gave us even more of a reason to believe they're together by posting a bunch of photos on their Instagram accounts of each other just this past weekend. 

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On Nas' photo, he posted a photo of the two of them in matching Gucci gear (as you do when you're rap and hip-hop royalty) next to his Mercedes-Benz. The caption read: "Got my Bday 1988 190E Benz & picked up Shorty from Queens! We Out!"

Here is Nicki's elusive photo and caption: 

Interestingly enough, the dating rumors began with an Instagram Nicki posted with Nas in May on her birthday.

A video surfaced of the two kissing, and Nas licking her face during his birthday. 

Cute, right?

She admitted on "Ellen," that she and Nas had "sleepovers," but nothing sexual had occurred — yet. 

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“Because you know, I’m just chillin’ right now,” Minaj said on the show. “I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men. But I might make an exception to the rule for him because he’s so dope.”

I think it's safe to say the rule has been broken. Here's what we know about her new flame: 

1. He's a huge success, despite dropping out of school after 8th grade. 

After his parents divorced, a young Nas dropped out of school and educated himself about African culture, eventually learning how to play the trumpet and write his own rhymes. 

To date, he's released eight consecutive platinum and multiplatinum albums, owns his own record label, is the associate publisher of "Mass Appeal" magazine and owns a Fila sneaker store. 

Only the best for Nicki right?

2. He was in a pretty big public feud with Jay-Z. 

In 2001, a feud between Nas and Jay-Z went public when the two began dissing each other in their songs. It got ugly when Jay-Z bragged about having an affair with Nas' girlfriend at the time, Carmen Bryan. 

She did confirm that she and Jay-Z had a relationship while she was still dating Nas. 

But the two rappers made up at some point and collaborated on a song just 6 years later. 

3. He has two kids. 

He has one teenage daughter with Bryan and a son with Kelis from their marriage. It's not clear how close he is with either of them. 

According to an article in 2015, Bryan hasn't been in a stable living situation since their daughter turned 18 and the child support stopped. 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz).