Well Nicki Minaj And Eminem Are An Item And We Don't Know How To Feel Right Now
Lose yourself in the romance.
Well folks we officially live in a wild old world because apparently rappers Nicki Minaj and Eminem, 45, are dating. And there's a huge emphasis on 'apparently' in this latest report of unusual celeb pairings. The new couple (??) have yet to be spotted together -- heck, we don't even know if they're in the same country at present -- but the proof is in the social media comment pudding. Sort of.
It went something like this. Minaj posted an Instagram video of herself miming to Compton rapper YG's new song 'Big Bank' on May 25. Fellow artists Big Sean and 2 Chainz feature alongside Minaj on the track from YG's forthcoming album Stay Dangerous. But that's not the juicy part.
It's all in the lyrics. Listen close. Minaj chose to include the lines, 'Uh oh/Back again/Back to back Maybach, stack the M's/Told 'em I met Slim Shady, bag the M/Once he go black, he'll be back again.' Oh yes she means that Slim Shady. And well ... we don't have to explain what she's implying in the last line. Suffice to say the two may be seeing -- or have seen -- a lot of one another.
It was such a tantalising statement that a bold fan straight-out asked Minaj, 'You dating Eminem???' Which is pretty much how we would've asked TBH. Instead of telling the nosy fan to mind their own business, or ignoring the query altogether Minaj simply responded with 'Yes.'
But there's more. The man himself responded to Minaj's comment seemingly confirming the news. 'Girl you know it’s true,' he said to which Minaj replied 'Babe, I thought we were gonna keep it on the low til the wedding.' Hold up. HOLD UP. Is this for real or just a PR stunt? Minaj does have an album, Queen, scheduled for release in August 2018.
Rappers Minaj and Eminem -- from New York and Detroit respectively -- worked together on Minaj's song 'Roman's Revenge' from her debut album Pink Friday. But that was seven years ago and there's been no real connection -- romantic or otherwise -- between them since.
Eminem -- real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III -- is intensely private and hasn't been publicly linked to anyone since his divorce from Kim Scott in 2006. The pair were first married in 1999 but divorced in 2001 only to briefly remarry five years later. They share daughter Hailie, 23.
Nicki ended her relationship with rapper Nas in December 2017. But not before pranking the entire world with a fake baby bombshell in February of the same year. Nicki snapped back at rumours that she was pregnant with her previous ex Meek Mill's child by posting a full-blown baby bump selfie on Instagram.
Captioned 'y'all so childish,' the pic was soon revealed to be just a very good Photoshop job -- duh! -- and proves two things. One Minaj makes a stunning pregnant woman. And two that she has a history of trolling us on social media. Considering the somewhat suspect exchange between Minaj and Eminem on her latest Instagram post we're unsure if their so-called coupling is totally legit.
Hey, who are we to know. Frankly 2018 is shaping up to be the year of unusual -- yet no less delightful -- celebrity couples. Elon Musk and Grimes, we see you. Only time -- or a few more Instagram posts -- will tell if Slim Shady and the 'Super Bass' singer are the real deal.
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