Khloe Kardashian & The Game Breakup Buddies

9/16/2014 12:35 AM PDT

Khloe Kardashian & The Game -- Breakup Buddies (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE

With French Montana on the outs, Khloe Kardashian was reunited Monday night with the guy she always seems to turn to during breakup times ... The Game.

Khloe and Game have been BFFs for a while and dating rumors swirled when she and Lamar Odom split ... but they insist it's strictly platonic.

Our photog spotted the pair leaving the Topanga Mall where Game said he loves Khloe's new cornrows.

But then we asked Khloe about the new song by Trina (French's ex) where she calls Khloe a bitch ... Khloe found a way to turn it into a compliment.