If you were to tell me that Nicki Minaj and Eminem were reportedly dating, I’d ask you what random rap name relationship generator you used to come up with that combination. But according to Nicki Minaj, who is probably trolling, she’s dating Eminem.
Nicki has an upcoming album to promote (an album that’s been pushed from June to August), so she’s spending a lot of time on Instagram giving everyone a little taste of what’s to come. Earlier today, she dropped a clip of her rapping along to a track titled “Big Bank.” She captioned the Instagram post with the song’s title, the featured artists, and the lyrics: “Told’em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!” which was followed by several emojis, including the sassy tongue-out face and the one with its little emoji finger to its mouth like, “Shhh.”
That Shhh emoji is the definition of redundant, because people on the internet couldn’t keep quiet about what appeared to be 35-year-old Nicki announcing that she was dating 45-year-old Eminem. Of course, “bagged a Em” isn’t the same as rapping: “I’m currently in a romantic relationship with the rapper known as Eminem.” So a fan went ahead and asked Nicki point-blank if the implication was that she was dating Eminem. Nicki’s answer: that would be a yes.
Eminem hasn’t commented on whether he and Nicki are a thing, so for now this is all just Nicki’s word against the truth. Personally, I don’t see it. As if Nicki would announce she was taken by just casually dropping her new boyfriend’s name in a verse. I refuse to believe it until I see a picture of Nicki on Instagram showing off a relationship-confirming gift of a giant carpal tunnel-causing diamond.