Nicki Minaj Says She’s Dating Eminem
Lest your Friday was feeling stale, here's a dose of WTF news to shake up the day: Nicki Minaj is dating Eminem.
The "Chun-Li" rapper made the reveal after posting an Instagram video promoting her new single, "Big Bank," featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and YG, for which the lyrics read, in part, "Told 'em I met Slim Shady, bag the M / Once he go black, he'll be back again."
This prompted a follower to ask her, point blank, "You dating Eminem???" to which Minaj responded simply, "Yes."
The left-field couple have known each other since at least 2010, when they teamed for Minaj's track, "Roman's Revenge," but their romance comes as a surprise to many.
Minaj most recently ended her relationship with Nas in December, six months after telling Ellen DeGeneres she was fed up with dating. "I'm just chillin' right now. I'm celibate," she said at the time. "I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men."
Eminem, meanwhile, told Vulture in December that his love life had been pretty stagnant following his divorce from high school sweetheart Kim Scott, to whom he was married twice: From 1999 to 2001, and again briefly 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,” he explained. “Dating’s just not where I’m at lately.”
Apparently, things have since turned around for the both of them.