The internet flew into overdrive on Friday, May 25, when Nicki Minaj seemed to confirm on her Instagram that she was dating Slim Shady himself. After posting a video of herself lip-synching to her verse in the new YG track, a fan asked if she was dating Eminem. Her response? A simple “yes.”
Twitter couldn’t contain itself.
Rumour has it Nicki Minaj and Eminem are dating and idk how to feel
— a o (@p_aliciaobrien) May 25, 2018
Me: ***sees why Eminem is trending**
"Nicki Minaj and EMINEM???! A COUPLE?? NO WAY!"
Nicki Minaj: **her verse on Barbie Tingz**
"I, I, I, I-I, I-I, I (okay)
I'm still fly, just bagged a white guy (okay)"
— June 19th (@WillFromWakanda) May 25, 2018
Eminem even seemed to confirm the relationship…in a suspiciously joking way.
— Shady Fan Blog (@Eminem_2018_) May 25, 2018
When Minaj posted the comments, many suspected it was a joke. After all, her new song features the line:
Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag the Em.Once he go black, he’ll be back again.
Sources close to Minaj later told TMZ the Instagram comments were, in fact, all a joke. Sadly, Eminem and Nicki are NOT in a relationship.
WHITE PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND NICKI MINAJ AND HER HUMOUR AND THATS HOW WE END UP WITH A LAD BIBLE "ARTICLE" ON NICKI & EMINEM DATING!!! ????
— stanni bonani brown?? (@stannigrace_) May 25, 2018
Nicki Minaj & Eminem on IG going back and fourth about their relationship. ? pic.twitter.com/dN9wPqGbhn
— Nicki Minaj Updates 2! (@NM4updates2) May 25, 2018
Though it seems this relationship is too good to be true, it wouldn’t be the first time Minaj has stepped out with fellow members of the music industry. In the past, she’s dated Meek Mills and Safaree. Following her recent split with Nas, Minaj has been living the single life…though all that might change if she decides Mr. Mathers deserves a chance.