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Update (May 25, 2018, 5:09 p.m.): According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj and Eminem are not dating; âsourcesâ tell the gossip site that Minaj was simply joking. As you were!
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Thereâs no good way to say this, so out with it: Nicki Minaj seems to have confirmed that sheâs dating Eminem. She was promoting her featured appearance on the YG single âBig Bankâ on Instagram. It includes the line, âTold emâ I met Slim Shady, bag the Em / Once he go black, heâll be back again,â which Minaj also referenced in the post caption. One of her followers asked the obvious question: âYou dating Eminem???â She replied, âYes.â
Now, itâs possible sheâs 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 2010âs Pink Friday. In X.X.L.âs 20th anniversary issue, she spoke about working on âRomanâs Revengeâ with the rapper. âI had so many big names on that first album,â she said. âI donât think thatâs ever been done before on a female rap album. For everybodyâhumongous artistsâto sort of cosign them, and give them that stamp of approval. I remember every time I wrote a verse to âRomanâs Revengeâ 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, Iâm really, super proud of bringing that to the game as a female rapper.â
So now we wait for double confirmation, or to see them out together at Giorgio Baldi. Until then, thereâs nothing left to say except that sometimes in life youâre losing yourself to the moment, and sometimes youâre seeing momâs spaghetti.