There’s been rumors about Nicki Minaj and Eminem dating circulating for quite some time. Many celebrities tend to keep these things rather quiet and when they finally do make the headlines, they often do so with quite a bang. To be certain, many of us saw this one coming and now that the rumors have been confirmed, we can all move on with our lives.
Eminem actually started the conversation recently by talking about the end of his marriage to his high school sweetheart, Kimberly Anne Scott. According to Nicki, however, she had sworn off dating and was now celibate. She even said about how she hated men. After their relationship broke at the start of January, it was unlikely that she would start something new. I guess she was not expecting Eminem to show up on the scene.
It all started when she went to Instagram to share a picture of a single that she’s featured on, along with big Sean and Chianz – YG’s Big Bank. Apparently, one of her fans was just a little too bold so he asked her, “Are You Dating Eminem?”
Nikki, the 35-year-old beauty from Trinidad fired back with a shot that has been heard around the rapper world, she said “yes”.
The rumor was that she was not dating Eminem. As it turns out, there was something going on behind-the-scenes and she probably couldn’t wait to bring it out of the open!
The Internet was on fire after she dropped the bomb about dating Eminem. The fans on Instagram knew that it was true. What a way to break the news!
Something that you will probably find interesting is the fact that she even mentions Eminem during a verse on Big Bank. If you listen closely to her rapping, you will hear her say the following:
“Uh oh/Back again/Back to back Maybach, stack the M’s/Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag the M/Once he go black, he’ll be back again.”
There is still some question as to whether she was being serious when she answered on Instagram. One thing that is known, however, is that they worked together since 2010 and have known each other for a very long time.
Nicki also revealed something about Eminem and the fact that they work on another track before they landed the one on Romans Revenge. She Said that: ‘He didn’t say, “I don’t love it”; he just said, “Can you send me something that’s a little more me??”‘
She talked about the process of writing verses to Romans Revenge as being somewhat competitive. She also said that it was a lot of fun.
‘I think all the big male artists (air quotes) also treated me with a sense of respect as an emcee. They took me serious. If they were on a track with me, they knew they had to come hard.’
Nicki and Nas had officially parted ways as of December, in part, because their long distance relationship was a strain on both of them. He was in New York City and she was living in Beverly Hills on the West Coast.
According to some sources, they started dating in June 2017 but the relationship eventually ran out of steam. They still have respect for each other so trash talking won’t be an issue but they are going to be hanging his friends.
Nicki’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj and was rumored to be pregnant with their child but she says that it isn’t true.
The separation of these two allows Nas to focus more on his record label along with Sweet Chick, his chicken and waffles dinner. Nicki also has a number of businesses that she manages to juggle all at one time.
The last time the two were seen interacting was when a happy birthday wish on Instagram went from Nas to Nicki on December 8. He was quoted as saying: ‘Get The MFkN Money! Happy Birthday To The QUEEN OF NY / HIP HOP @nickiminaj.’
As of September, he had reported that they were just close friends there was nothing romantic. They have been friends for a very long time and have watched each other’s careers skyrocket. According to one source:
‘Nas is a best friend to her so as of now nothing is stirring up. People always joke around though that they make a great couple!’
Then came the report that Nicki hated men and she proclaimed herself to be celibate. She did say that she would be willing to change her mind, however, if Nas was willing to cooperate.
She had this to say on the Ellen Degeneres show: ‘I’m just chillin’ right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men. I might make an exception to the rule for [Nas], because he’s so dope.’
Nicki also dated another rapper, 31-year-old Meek Mill between early 2015 and the beginning of 2017.