Nicki Minaj says she was joking about dating Eminem

"Told’em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!" Minaj wrote

It looks like Minaj was just joking when she told a fan she was dating Eminem.

Earlier today (May 23), Nicki Minaj confirmed that she was dating rapper Eminem after replying to a fan on Instagram.

In the month where unusual pairings seem to be the norm – see Grimes and Elon Musk – Minaj posted a clip of her single she’s featured on with 2 Chainz and Big Sean.

Captioning the video, she wrote, “#BIGBANK OUT NOW!!!!!! @yg @2chainz @bigsean Told’em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!!” The latter quote is also a lyric on the track.

According to Metro, one follower then replied to her post, asking: ‘You dating Eminem???’ Minaj replied ‘Yes’ prompting her answer to receive thousands of likes. You can see the Instagram post below.

Now, it seems it was all in jest with sources close to Minaj telling TMZ it was all a bit of fun.

Yesterday (May 24), Minaj revealed that she has to push back the release of her upcoming album, ‘Queen’. She previously announced the original date of June 15 at this year’s Met Gala.

However, during an Instagram Live video, Minaj reportedly told followers: “I love my label, but I’m happy that I’ve always been blessed to have the freedom and the creativity to do what I want when I want how I want it. Trust me, it’s the better choice.”

She confirmed the new release date on Twitter, tweeting: “8|10|18 #Queen”. She then posted a follow-up tweet that featured a video of Princess Diana. “8|10|18 #Queen THE ALBUM,” she wrote. “It’s the strength that causes the confusion & fear. Why is she strong? #WhyDoThePublicStillSupportHer God bless this woman’s legacy & every woman who’s ever felt like this.” She also added the hashtag #QueenDiana.