Things are heating up between Queens rappers Nas and Nicki Minaj, as the pair were spotted at the former’s private birthday dinner getting closer than ever.

The Queensbridge MC’s 44th birthday bash Wednesday night was a star-studded affair, with the likes of Swizz Beatz, Steve Stoute and of course, Nicki, stopping by to party with the revered wordsmith.

Later into the evening, the pair hopped on Instagram live and were spotted sharing sweet whispers and a few kisses while a friend captured the moment.

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The 34-year-old femcee was also spotted by Nas’ side when the cake was brought out, helping sing “Happy Birthday” to her potential new man.

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While the pair originally linked up for Nicki’s 2012 video, “Right By My Side,” romance whispers began earlier this year when the two were spotted enjoying lunch together on Instagram.

The “No Frauds” rapper shared on Ellen that she and Nasir had “sleepovers” but weren’t intimate at the time.

Nas has yet to comment on his relationship with Nicki, and knowing the tight-lipped MC, we likely won’t hear from him about it until the next album, his chosen avenue for dropping knowledge on his personal life.

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