It has been a crazy couple of hours for fans of Nicki Minaj. The "Chun-Li" rapper admitted then denied that she is dating Eminem.
Nicki Minaj Confirms Romance With Eminem
The insane rumors began with the 35-year-old's new guest feature on YG's "Big Bank" where she referenced the alleged relationship with the 2018 Coachella headliner. She previewed the new track, which also features 2 Chainz and Big Sean, on a video on Instagram by lip-syncing to her verse.
"Told 'em I met Slim Shady/ Bag the M/ Once he got black, he'll be back again," she rapped.
Unsurprisingly, this got the rumor mills going, and fans questioned whether the line was a confession of an ongoing romance with Eminem. One follower dared to ask the rapper point-blank if she is, indeed, dating Slim Shady.
#BIGBANK OUT NOW!!!!!! @yg @2chainz @bigsean Told'em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!! A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on May 24, 2018 at 9:47pm PDT
Minaj answered with a simple, "yes." This made the fandom freak out. Many were delighted to hear that the two rap legends have found love. Others, however, were not convinced.
NICKI MINAJ IS DATING EMINEM pic.twitter.com/DVOu5DSERH — EMMY (@emmymhartman) May 25, 2018
for the people actually believing nicki minaj is dating eminem are gullible as hell & i'm praying for you. — mugler (@TrapMilan) May 25, 2018
A few have other, more important, questions in mind.
If Eminem and Nicki Minaj are dating, will they be "Eminaj?!" — Edwin ℳasobeji (@madeinmwanza) May 25, 2018
Some hardcore Nicki Minaj fans have pointed out that the possibility of a romance between Eminem and the "Anaconda" rapper should not come as a surprise. The two have had a bit of flirtation over the years. In 2013, for his song, "Fast Lane," Eminem rapped about wanting to have sex with the female lyricist.
If you're shook about Nicki Minaj and Eminem dating just remember ... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/XqvEbPxtrE — Miss Vanjie ️ (@commedeslaura) May 25, 2018
This year, in "Barbie Tingz," Minaj said in a verse that she "just bagged a white guy." Reports that Minaj has ended her relationship with Nas earlier this year fueled these rumors.
Nicki Minaj Denies Dating Eminem
Some fans were suspicious when Eminem jumped into the conversation and commented. "girl you know it's true..." he said. Minaj responded by saying that they were supposed to keep it a secret until their wedding and that she will see him when she gets home. Shortly after the news of the alleged romance broke out, a representative spoke to TMZ to clarify Minaj's relationship status. The truth is she is not dating Eminem and was trolling inquisitive fans.
Nicki Minaj Pushes Back 'Queen' Release Date
In related news, the Grammy-nominated artist revealed on a post on Instagram that she will release Queen, her follow-up to The Pinkprint, on Aug. 10. At the 2018 Met earlier this month, Minaj said that the album is scheduled to drop this June but, for undisclosed reasons, the female rapper had to delay the release of her anticipated new music. She also posted a short clip of an interview with the late Princess Diana.
8|10|18 #Queen THE ALBUM ~ It's the strength that causes the confusion & fear. Why is she strong? Where does she get it from? Where is she going to use it? #WhyDoThePublicStillSupportHer God bless this woman's legacy & every woman who's ever felt like this. #QueenDiana A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on May 24, 2018 at 1:24pm PDT