The “Anaconda” rapper set the internet ablaze on Friday when she appeared to confirm to a fan on Instagram that she is dating the hip-hop heavyweight.
Several of Minaj’s recent lyrics have alluded to a relationship with Slim Shady.
“I’m still fly, just bagged a white guy,” she raps on “Barbie Tingz”.
She gets even more specific on her new collaboration with YG, “Big Bank”, which hears her spit:
“Told them I met Slim Shady, bag the Em/ Once he go black, he’ll be back again.”
In response to the lyrics, a fan on Instagram asked Minaj if she was dating Eminem, to which Minaj simply replied, “yes.”
“Girl you know it’s true…,” Eminem commented hours later.
“Babe I thought we were gonna keep it on the low til the wedding. Yikes. I’ll talk to you when I get home,” Minaj replied to him.
Some fans aren’t convinced and have accused the rappers of trolling the fan.
The rappers have teamed up before, in 2010 on Minaj’s track “Roman’s Revenge.”
Over the years, Nicki Minaj has been romantically involved with a number of high-profile rappers, including Drake, Meek Mill, and Nas.
Now, she’s apparently fallen for Eminem, or, so her recent lyrics would have us to believe.
Minaj’s secret romance with Nas quietly ended in December, six months after the “Chun-Li” rapper told Ellen DeGeneres she was done with dating after Meek Mill and Safaree Samuels.
At the time, Minaj confessed she “might make an exception” in Nas’ case.
“I’m just chillin’ right now. I’m celibate,” she said.
“I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men.”
Eminem hadn’t been in a serious relationship since he divorced Kimberly Scott for a second time in 2006.
“It’s tough. 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.” he revealed to Vulture in December.
“Am I lonely? No, I’m good,” he insisted. “Thanks for asking, though.”
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj announced Thursday (May 23) she was delaying the release of her new album, Queen.
Originally set for a June 15 drop, she is now planning to put out new music on August 10.