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It Seems That Nicki Minaj Is Not Actually Dating Eminem

It Seems That Nicki Minaj Is Not Actually Dating Eminem
04 Jun
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Update (May 25, 2018, 5:09 p.m.): According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj and Eminem are not dating; “sources” tell the gossip site that Minaj was simply joking. As you were!

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There’s no good way to say this, so out with it: Nicki Minaj seems to have confirmed that she’s dating Eminem. She was promoting her featured appearance on the YG single “Big Bank” on Instagram. It includes the line, “Told em’ I met Slim Shady, bag the Em / Once he go black, he’ll be back again,” which Minaj also referenced in the post caption. One of her followers asked the obvious question: “You dating Eminem???” She replied, “Yes.”

Now, it’s possible she’s having a laugh. The rapper can be playful. She can be a bit of a scamp. Vanity Fair has reached out to Minaj for confirmation of this confirmation.

The two have worked together before, in her early career, circa 2010’s Pink Friday. In X.X.L.’s 20th anniversary issue, she spoke about working on “Roman’s Revenge” with the rapper. “I had so many big names on that first album,” she said. “I don’t think that’s ever been done before on a female rap album. For everybody—humongous artists—to sort of cosign them, and give them that stamp of approval. I remember every time I wrote a verse to ‘Roman’s Revenge’ and sent it to Eminem, he would send a new verse back. It was competitive. It was fun. I think all the big, male artists also treated me with a sense of respect as an MC. They took me serious. If they were on a track with me, they knew they had to come hard. So, I’m really, super proud of bringing that to the game as a female rapper.”

So now we wait for double confirmation, or to see them out together at Giorgio Baldi. Until then, there’s nothing left to say except that sometimes in life you’re losing yourself to the moment, and sometimes you’re seeing mom’s spaghetti.

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