Gather round, tea-sipping hip-hop fans: it looks like we’ve got a new power couple in the industry, and it’s already causing a ton of buzz. On Friday morning, Nicki Minaj responded to a comment on Instagram confirming that she is, in fact, dating Eminem. This all comes after Nicki referenced the Detroit rapper in her verse on the new song “Big Bank” with YG, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean. After sharing a video of her singing the song, a fan asked, “You dating Eminem???” to which she responded with a simple “yes.”
In the song, Nicki raps, “Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bagged the ’em,” which left fans immediately questioning what was going on with her and Eminem. Back in January, Nicki reportedly called it quits with Nas after dating for seven months, so unless there’s another man in Nicki’s life, the timeline of an alleged romance with Eminem definitely adds up. While some fans were in complete shock about this new relationship, others were quick to call it a publicity stunt for her new album, set to release Aug. 10. Check out Nicki’s confirmation and reactions to the hip-hop romance ahead.