Nicki Minaj has had a busy week. While promoting her latest single Big Bank, she’s been starting fires across the Internet about rumours she’s dating Eminem.
For a while there, it looked like there was a new challenger to the crown of hip-hop’s golden couple when the female powerhouse of rap, Nicki Minaj, said she was dating veteran Eminem in the comments section of Instagram.
In a shock announcement the Young Money MC answered ‘yes’ when someone asked her if she and Slim Shady are in a relationship.
The revelation was made when she posted a video promoting her latest single Big Bank featuring YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean.
In the caption, the Chun Li rapper wrote:
#BIGBANK OUT NOW!!!!!! @yg @2chainz @bigsean… Told’em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!!
The last line, which is a lyric from the new track, had one person asking Nicki if it meant the two were dating, to which she replies: ‘yes’.
You can watch the video below:
Cue: Hip-hop Twitter going into meltdown because they think they have a new King and Queen to worship at their double throne.
The ‘revelation’ comes after the rapper was forced to push back the release date of her upcoming album Queen, which is now slated for an August 10 release date.
Speaking to her fans during an Instagram live stream, Nicki said:
The label wanted me to put my album since 10,000 years ago, of course. I love my label, but I’m happy that I’ve always been blessed to have the freedom and creativity to do what I want, how I want it, when I want.
Trust me, it’s the better choice. I can’t give y’all half-ass shit, I just refuse to.
This potential coupling could sound pretty sweet:
— Dwayne Maraj (@hotrodminaj) May 25, 2018
Before you jump the metaphorical gun, Ms Minaj – whose latest album is conveniently titled Queen – could be pulling our collective virtual legs here.
If there’s one thing people love, it’s gossip and speculation, so what better way to get people talking about you and your new record than a few juicy rumours based on pure speculation?
Maybe she was trolling the curious commenter for caring more about her personal life than her new body of work. Maybe she was just having fun? Maybe she has a crush on Marshall?
She does pay homage to the Detroit-born rapper in her verse on Big Bank.
Who knows? Well, actually, someone does apparently?
According to TMZ, sources close to Minaj said she was ‘only joking’ and add ‘there’s nothing romantic between the two’. The source remained unnamed.
You can look back at Eminem’s illustrious career below, from Slim to Toy Soldiers:
We can still live in hope. Imagine the collabs.
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A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.