Last week, several media outlets reported that Nelly denied ever being in a relationship with former Murder Inc. singer Ashanti.

In a brief interview with BET.com, Ashanti provided her take on the matter.

“So one of the rumors that I would like to clear up, the whole Nelly-Ashanti, and Nelly’s denying and Nelly’s not claiming; let’s clear that up right now,” explained Ashanti. “Me and Nelly are good friends. I never said I was his girl, I never quote, unquote, ‘claimed him,’ I never said we were an item and neither has he, so there you have it. We’re good friends. The whole, ‘oh he’s denying and she’s denying,’ no claiming. Come on, son!”

The statement was in response to an interview Nelly did last week with Chicago radio station WCGI, during which the rapper said, “I’ve never said I was in a relationship, she’s never said she’s in a relationship, so I don’t know where they do that at. But the thing is, we’ve always admitted we’re friends. We hang out. She’s a sweet girl, very pretty girl, very talented, but she does her thing as far as her career and I’m doing my thing as far as my career now. The end results are inconclusive.”