Omarion has continued to shoot his shot at Nia Long, despite the actress proclaiming to be “Single AF” after they were spotted holding hands on the red carpet earlier this year.
The former B2K member sat down with Club Shay Shay and confirmed that he and Long were definitely not together, but that he wouldn’t dismiss the idea of getting together in the near future.
“Yeah we cool,” Omarion said. “But I wouldn’t skim over it, you know what I’m saying? If there was a conversation because I never got to know who she is. I don’t know her. So I wouldn’t completely take it off the table, we might be on the same level, I don’t know. Anything is possible!”
He continued: “I’m just saying, you never know where it come from. You gotta be open to receive, to see what’s meant for you.”
Omarion previously sparked relationship rumors with the actress in January after he posted a video on Twitter that showed him posing with Long at the premiere of her latest film You People.
At one point in the clip, Long grabs Omarion’s hand, trailing him along through a row of photographers.
Despite the apparent chemistry between the two, the 52-year-old actress insisted that people need to “simmer down” as she’s still very much “Single AF” in response to the viral moment.
Omarion was later asked about Nia Long’s comments during a quick conversation with The Shade Room while leaving the airport. He said there’s no truth to the rumors that they’re dating while noting that he, too, is currently romantically uninvolved.
“No,” he said when asked about the speculation. “I just met her for the first time on the red carpet.”
The 38-year-old crooner didn’t completely shut the door on the possibility of a romance between him and Long blossoming in the future, though.
“You never know!” he added with a smile, before describing their red carpet moment as a “big Scorpio vibe.” “Nothing but respect for the queen. I mean, who wouldn’t?”
This isn’t the first time the internet has tried to pair up Nia Long with a famous artist following her messy public breakup with former fiancé Ime Udoka last September.
The morning after news of Udoka’s alleged cheating broke, J. Cole began trending on social media thanks to the popular lyric from his 2014 single “No Role Modelz,” which found the rapper confessing to crushing on Long.
Cam’ron added fuel to the fire a few weeks later when he reposted a series of screenshots of several DM’s he sent to the actress. Unfortunately for Cam, she didn’t respond to any of them.