"With Jessica?" Lupe said with a smile Wednesday when asked if he was romantically involved with the "Valentine's Day" actress. "No. She's a very lovely person. I do consider her a friend. She's very dope, [a] very capable young woman. Very smart. But we are not dating or romantically intertwined in any way. But she's good peoples."
Lupe did get a laugh out of being thrown in the gossip mill. After all, there are worse people he could be linked to.
"It is what it is," the Chicago MC remarked. "Nobody really called me on it. I've seen it out in the world. ... But nah, she's good peoples. She definitely surprised me as far as how good and honest of a person she is. I do rock with her."
Lupe and Biel — who is dating Justin Timberlake — recently made a trip to Tanzania, Africa, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a group of entertainers and scientists.
"The people that were there were the support staff; they were our motivation," Lupe said about how he survived the elements. "That carried everybody. Attitudes and spirits were high."
Santigold, Isabel Lucas and Kenna were also on the trek. The trip — which was planned to shed light on the global water crisis — will be chronicled in a 90-minute documentary slated to air March 14 at 9 p.m. on MTV.