Are Eminem and Nicki Minaj an item, or are they messing with us?
Two of hip hop’s biggest stars might be in a relationship.
Nicki Minaj fueled speculation she’s dating Eminem by including a suggestive lyric about the rapper in a new song — and later writing on Instagram that they are indeed romantically involved.
“Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag a Em. Once he go black, he’ll be back again,” Minaj raps in her new song, “Big Bank.”
A fan asked Minaj over Instagram — where she had shared a video of her lip-syncing that part of the song — if she’s really dating the Detroit-born rapper, to which she simply replied, “Yes.”
Eminem, 45, weighed in as well by commenting on the same Instagram post, “@nickiminaj girl you know it’s true…”
“Babe I thought we were gonan keep it on the low until the wedding,” Minaj replied in the comments section, tagging Eminem. “Yikes. I’ll talk to you when I get home.”
It’s unclear if the hip hop heavyweights were serious about a new romance or just messing with their followers. Reps for the rappers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Minaj broke up with fellow rapper Meek Mill in early 2017 after nearly two years of dating, and was linked to Nas last year as well.
Eminem, meanwhile, was married to Kimberly Scott from 1999 to 2001, then again briefly in 2006. He recently admitted he hasn’t been big into dating of late.
“It’s tough,” he told Vulture last December. “Since my divorce I’ve had a few dates and nothing’s panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public. Dating’s just not where I’m at lately.”
Eminem has expressed romantic interest in Nicki Minaj before – in 2011, he rapped about her in his song “Fast Lane” for his Bad Meets Evil side project with Royce Da 5’9″.
Nicki and Eminem also appeared together as their alter-egos Roman Zolanski and Slim Shady on the song “Roman’s Revenge,” released in 2010.