Nicki Minaj garnered the attention of her fans on social media over the weekend when she joked that she began dating the legendary rapper, Eminem. At the time, fans were absolutely sure she was serious, with the comments section of her Instagram page overloading with curious commenters.
But according to new reports, it was all just for a good laugh. The 35-year-old referenced Eminem on YG’s new track, “Big Bank,” and said she had met “Slim Shady,” but once he went black, “he’ll be back again.” One fan wrote, “are her lyrics insinuating that she slept with Eminem or what?”
The “Anaconda” rapper took to Instagram to say: “Bagged an EM!” Immediately after, a Minaj fan asked if they were dating and Minaj seemed to confirm it. In plain language, she stated, “Yes.”
And while one would think their respective public representatives would comment on the matter, they actually did not, probably choosing to leave the joke as it is. Sometimes it’s better to not even dignify the rumors with a comment.
According to sources who spoke with TMZ, “she was only joking,” and “there’s nothing going on between them at all. She was just shouting out to him in her song. How could she not? Marshall Mathers is one of the biggest artists in the game. Everyone mentions him at least once.”
Typically, the Grammy Award winner wouldn’t engage in back-and-forths online, but this time he actually addressed it.
He said, “Girl, you know it’s true.” He went on to say that he thought they would keep it on the down low “until the wedding.”
Minaj said, “Yikes, I’ll talk to you when I get home.” Unfortunately, for Eminem, dating Nicki Minaj might be the only thing to revive his career after his last album flopped critically and commercially in comparison to his previous records.