We love what's happening between Nicki Minaj and Eminem, but ex Meek Mill isn't impressed
Sources close to the musician said he was "disappointed" by what he termed just a cheap publicity stunt on Minaj's part.
Nicky Minaj recently broke the internet after she said she was dating Eminem, however, it was later revealed that the rapper was indulging in some harmless horseplay.
But ex boyfriend and rapper Meek Mill didn't take the news sportingly; sources close to the musician said he was "disappointed" by what he termed "just a cheap publicity stunt on her part."
According to Hollywood Life, Mill is disappointed that his ex-girlfriend would fake a romance with someone just for the sake of some exposure and extra publicity. For those who are not aware, Minaj and Mill were in a very high profile relationship before they broke things off in January 2017.
“Meek is disappointed Nicki would try such a pathetic move as a fake romance with Eminem,” a source close to him told the publication.
“Whether it is true or not, Meek feels like Nicki is making herself look thirsty and basic. Meek has a lot of respect for Nicki as an artist so he feels like she is better than that, and using cheap marketing gimmicks like this to sell records is above her. If it turns out to be true, Meek has little faith that a romance between Nicki and Em would last more than two dates. He just doesn’t buy any of it,” the insider later added.
Rumors of Minaj being in a relationship with Slim Shady started when a fan of the rapper asked her if she was dating him, after she posted a tweet saying, “bagged an EM” while promoting her appearance on YG’s new song, “Big Bank”.
The fan asked, “You dating Eminem???” to which Minaj replied with a tweet of her own that said just one word, “Yes”.
In a bid to look more authentic, Eminem too joined the conversation later on, and replied to Minaj saying, "Girl, you know it's true." And Minaj, in order to continue the show, replied to his comment by playfully saying, "Babe, I thought we were gonna keep it on the low til the wedding. Yikes. I'll talk to you when I get home."
Ever since the tweet, speculations about the 'Chun Li' singer and Slim Shady dating began to crop up all over the news, which was later reported as fake by one of Minaj's representatives via TMZ. According to the rep, Minaj's tweet was all a joke and was not meant to be taken seriously.
Minaj was earlier believed to be dating rapper Nas post her break up with Mill, when Nas made a sudden and surprise appearance on Minaj's Instagram account after her public breakup a few months ago.
And on Sunday, Eminem too threw cold water on the rumors at a concert in Boston where he was performing. After he gave the "Anaconda" rapper a huge shout-out, he asked the audience, "Boston, how many of you want me to date Nicki Minaj?" to which he received a huge cheer.
"Well, goddammit, me too," he said. "Nicki, if you get this message, just text me later, we'll talk about it."
Even though their fun little game had been outed to the world, Minaj AND Eminem continued to play around, and after she heard the shout-out from the 'Love The Way You Lie' rapper, she tweeted saying Eminem is "silly & a goof just like me."
"Em, we need you on the #Queen album," she continued in her tweet. "That's where our 1st date will be; at the studio while I gaze into ur beautiful eyes as u write ur verse."