Eminem Finally Speaks Out About Dating Nicki Minaj

Eminem Finally Speaks Out About Dating Nicki Minaj

So, Eminem and Nicki Minaj are dating apparently. This is news to me even as someone who would like to think of themselves as savvy on the hot topic of celeb hookups and maybe knows more about how Kim Kardashian and Kanye West met than I do my own parents.


While not confirmed in the traditional sense (red carpet cavorts, papped together on a Saturday morning Starbucks run) the two have in fact taken to Instagram to address the rumours.

With Eminem being 45, and Minaj 35, you can be forgiven for thinking they probably should be above a form of cyber flirting that is best left to 12-year-olds on Facebook. But we’re in the minority. A lot of people are lapping this stuff right up. 

Incase you haven’t checked Instagram recently, or ever, the Young Money MC answered ‘yes’ when someone asked her if she and Slim Shady were in a relationship.


The revelation was made when she posted a video promoting her latest single Big Bankfeaturing YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean.

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’.

Now before you jump the metaphorical gun, it could be possible Ms Minaj could be trolling us. If it’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? It all seems a bit spurious to me.

For you rap nerds out there Eminem did a guest verse on Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday, which came out back in November 2010. The two went back to back on the joint Roman’s Revenge.

The rapper remained quiet on the subject until recently, when he tagged Minaj in a comment and said ‘girl you know it’s true…’ after another person asked her if the two were hooking up.

Minaj replied:

Babe I thought we were gonna keep it on the low til the wedding. Yikes. I’ll talk to you when I get home.

Two possibilities here: either they’re double bluffing us all and actual see each other every single day to go on Saturday morning Starbucks runs, or they’re playing up to the rumours while also engaging a bit ‘hey, what if?’ banter behind closed apps. I’m down for both. Who are we to come between such a union?

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 sh*t, I just refuse to.

Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen will drop worldwide on August 10.