Nelly and his “friend” Ashanti (who both refuse to confirm their status as a couple), along with Ashanti’s sister Shia, were spotted kicking it courtside at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC at the Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic basketball game Saturday night (Nov 6).

FYI: Nelly, who happens to be minority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, just celebrated his 36th birthday last Tuesday (Nov 2) and his sixth studio album 5.0 hits stores next Tuesday (Nov 16)!

What do you think about the pic?