Quote Me of The Day: Nelly

Nelly kissing Ashanti

On his “friend” Ashanti who he’s been dating on and off since 2003.

“That’s the thing between me and her, we just like having fun. I think it’s always serious when you can hang with a person continuously … and [“still”] have fun.”

Earlier this summer, Ashanti would only call Nelly a “good friend.” But, she coyly told PEOPLE, an engagement could “definitely [be] in the future.”