If anybody was wondering if Nicki Minaj and Waka Flocka Flame are still cool, ponder no more.

"Waka Flocka is my brother,” Nicki recently told MTV after her Pink Friday Tour Atlanta show, one that included Waka, T.I., Lil Scrappy and 2 Chainz amongst the Young Money princess’s special guests. “People know that I go way back with him and whatever he needs me to do, it gets done. He called me, he sent me a song, I said, 'It's nothing.' I was finishing up my album and I said, 'You know? I got you, it's nothing.'”

With that high praise, Nicki was directly tackling naysayers who were claiming that the two had a falling out.

"Still cool? Why wouldn't we be still cool, babe?" Nicki said, looking up to Waka, who stood beside her.

"One thing about a blog person, they're critics," Waka retorted. "Critics get paid to criticize a person's life they don't know nothing about. To a person that don't know what's going on, they'll confuse [my life]. So I could tell you anything you don't know, and you'll believe it, right? But when you get the truth, it's gonna sound like a lie."

Waka shed further light on his longstanding friendship with Nicki Minaj in the June 2012 issue of XXL, one that he also covered. In it, he talked about their friendship, which dates back several years, including a time that had him, his Brick Squad boss Gucci Mane and Nicki all living under the same roof in an Atlanta house.

“I was with Nicki every fuckin’ day for almost three months straight,” he said. “I got locked up. She took flight. That shit crazy. Nicki, she’s us. That [2009 Nicki mixtape] Beam Me Up Scotty shit’s our Brick Squad girl at heart.”—Jakinder Singh