- Publish Date
- Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:00AM
Nicki Minaj has confirmed rumours that she's dating Eminem, after answering a fan's question on Instagram on Thursday.
The Chun-Li rap beauty, 35, took to the image-sharing app to promote a new single she's featured on — YG's Big Bank, alongside 2 Chainz and Big Sean — when one of her followers boldly enquired: 'You dating Eminem???'
Trinidadian-born Nicki, who was most recently romantically linked to 44-year-old rap veteran Nas, simply wrote back: 'Yes.'
Interestingly, she mentions Eminem during her verse on Big Bank, rapping: '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.'
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Nicki Minaj and Eminem for comment.
While it's unknown if Nicki was being serious in her response to the enquiring fan, she and Eminem — real name Marshall Mathers III — have long known each other, as they worked together on her hit 2010 single Roman's Revenge.
At the start of January, it was confirmed that Nicki and Nas had parted ways in December after the strain of a long-distance relationship proved 'too much', with Nicki living on the west coast in Beverly Hills and Nas based in New York City.
The couple is believed to have started dating in June 2017, but sources close to the situation told TMZ 'the relationship ran out of steam'.
An insider added: '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 site also pointed to recent reports claiming Nicki — real name Onika Tanya Maraj — was pregnant with the couple's child, but states there was 'no truth' in the rumour.
At the time, neither party addressed the reports via their social media channels.