Nicki laughed and said that is why she likes Ellen, because she is so smart.
While all evidence points to Nicki and Nas trying REALLY hard to make it work -- sometimes ya just gotta cut bait.
Both superstars will be getting back to strictly biz, we're told -- Nas focusing on his record label and his chicken and waffles joint, Sweet Chick.
Nicki's also juggling multiple business ventures outside of music.
She became a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and American Idol veteran Randy Jackson.
In 2012, she provided the voice for the character Steffie in the film Ice Age: Continental Drift and in 2014, she played a supporting role in the romantic comedy The Other Woman.
Nicki Minaj cleared up some dating rumours on Tuesday.