Nicki Minaj and Eminem are not dating, and it was all a joke

Nicki Minaj and Eminem dating was all a joke as a source close to her confirmed that the pair is not seeing each other

                            Nicki Minaj and Eminem are not dating, and it was all a joke
Nicki Minaj and Eminem (Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj sure does know how to get the media talking. The singer caused a storm on social media as she hinted that Eminem and she were dating. But now, a source close to the singer has confirmed that it was all a joke. The source told TMZ that there is nothing romantic going on between the two. 

It all started when the 35-year-old took to the social media site to promote the new single titled 'Big Bank' that she did along with YG, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean. While the rapper was busy promoting her song, one of her curious fans dropped the big question about her dating life. "You dating Eminem?" the fan wrote. To this, Nicki said "Yes." Some fans were convinced that she was telling the truth because the two have been good friends for a long time. 

They even collaborated on her 2010 hit single 'Roman's Revenge'. After releasing the song, Nicki had tweeted at that time saying she had sent Eminem another song before they finally settled on 'Roman's Revenge'. She told MTV News in an interview: "He didn't say, 'I don't love it'; he just said, 'Can you send me something that's a little more me?'"

She added that doing the song with Eminem added a level of competition to it. "I remember, every time I wrote a verse to 'Roman's Revenge' and sent it to Eminem, he would send a new verse back. It was competitive, it was fun," she told XXL in an interview.

"I think all the big male artists (air quotes) also treated me with a sense of respect as an emcee. They took me seriously. If they were on a track with me, they knew they had to come hard," she continued. Nicki was previously dating fellow rapper Nas but in January the two confirmed their split. The couple called off their relationship as they reportedly could not handle a long distance relationship. 

Minaj and Nas allegedly started dating in June 2017 but sources close to the pair told TMZ that things eventually started falling apart. They respect each other, and there won't be any trash talking - but, on the other hand, they won't be hanging out as friends either," the source said at that time.