Nicki Minaj and Eminem teased fans countless times over the years about a future romantic relationship but did Slim Shady and Barbie ever make good on it? Read on to find out more.
Nicki Minaj and Eminem are two of the biggest names in the world of rap music, with millions of followers on both their social media handles. They have also both amassed tens of millions in album sales and streaming numbers.
Ever since Minaj came into the music scene, the talented star has never hidden her respect for Eminem and how she would like to collaborate with him on a song. So it did not surprise many fans when Minaj dropped her debut album “Pink Friday” in 2010, and Eminem was featured on the song “Roman’s Revenge.”
Explaining how she managed to get Slim Shady on her album, Minaj explained she sent Eminem a song which he did not like but subsequently asked her to another which he could work on.
The “Chun Li” crooner was so touched by his response that she sent him a mail to say thank you because Eminem replying meant he respected her as a peer, unlike some other musicians who would have ignored her. The song they evenutually made together “Roman’s Revenge,” reached number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nicki Minaj and Eminem’s Friendship
Minaj and Eminem’s unique relationship continued when the former name-dropped Minaj in 2011 in a song on the EP “Hell: The Sequel” by the group “Bad Meets Evil” formed by him and Rapper Royce da 5’9.” In the song, Eminem rapped about having sex with Minaj.
Not long after, Minaj sent her reply to Eminem when she featured on Ciara’s song “I’m Out.” In the piece, she criticized Eminem’s explicit comment about her.
But that did not stop Eminem from name-dropping her again in the song “Vegas.” Unlike his first lines about her, this time around, Eminem praised Minaj by reconstructing a cue from her song “Lookin Ass.”
In 2016 Minaj shouted out to Eminem on his 44th birthday with a particular post on her Instagram page. She also disclosed how they sent songs back and forth before finally making “Roman’s Revenge” in 2010.
Just a year later, during an interview, Minaj also praised Eminem for being one of the artists that influenced her rap style.
Surprisingly their relationship took a different turn when Minaj sparked a dating rumor between her and Eminem in 2018.
Nicki Minaj and Eminem’s Dating Speculations
Dating rumors between Eminem and Nicki Minaj started in 2018 when the latter posted a video clip on her Instagram where she was rapping along to her verse on a song titled “Big Bank” by rapper YG.
She tagged the video with one of her lines from the song, which alluded she and Eminem were dating. It read:
“Told them I met Slim Shady. Bagged an Em.”
Under the comment section, one of her fans asked if she and Eminem were dating, to which Minaj responded, “yes.”
Just some weeks later, more fuel was added to the dating rumors when while performing in Boston, Eminem asked his fans if they would love to see him date Minaj.
When fans at the show replied they would, Eminem also declared he would like to date Minaj. After that, he asked Minaj to text him if she got the message so they could talk.
Eminem’s words at the show sparked a lot of chatter among fans of both artists as they wondered if the pair might be in a relationship.
However, Minaj poured cold water on a prospective relationship by calling Eminem goofy and silly like herself. She then joked that their first date would be in the studio, where she would stare into his eyes as he wrote his verse.
Did Nicki Minaj Date Eminem?
As powerful and beautiful as Minaj and Eminem would have been as a couple, the duo has never been in a romantic relationship.
The talented music stars have maintained a platonic relationship ever since they began to collaborate in 2010.
Minaj has since married her husband, Kenneth Petty, and they welcomed their son in 2020.
Who Have They Dated?
Even though Minaj never dated Eminem, the superstar artist has been romantically involved with other top stars in the music industry.
Nicki Minaj’s Past Relationships
Minaj’s first famous boyfriend was Safaree Samuels, who she dated before and during her rise in the entertainment industry.
The pair were in a relationship for over a decade before it ended in a messy breakup in 2011, after which they threw accusations at one another on Twitter.
After that, Minaj started dating rapper Meek Mill in 2015 and, at one point, teased fans that they were engaged when she shared a picture of herself wearing a ring. However, their relationship did not last that long as they broke up in 2017.
Just months after, Minaj became linked with another prominent rapper Nas. The pair remained together till their breakup in 2018.
Later that year, Minaj rekindled her romance with her high school boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, and in 2019 the pair got married in a private ceremony. They welcomed their son just a year later.
Eminem’s Past Relationships
In contrast to Minaj’s colorful relationships, Eminem’s romantic relationship has been a dull affair and largely hidden from the media.
Before his fame, he married his high school sweetheart Kimberly Anne Scott in 1999 after she had given birth to their daughter Hailie in 1995.
Their relationship only lasted for two years, and it ended with a divorce in 2001. Surprisingly five years later, the pair rekindled their romance by getting married again.
Sadly their relationship lasted shorter than the first one, and they called it the same year they remarried.
Over the years, the rapper has been linked to a host of beautiful women, including Actress Kaya Jones and Singer Mariah Carey, who admitted she and Eminem were very close once, but they never dated.
Also, Actress Joy McAvoy admitted she once spent a night with Eminem, but the rapper has neither confirmed nor denied this.
Although he slightly confirmed he had dated Celebrity Big Brother Alumni Tara Reid by mentioning her in his album “Kamikaze.”
However, Eminem is currently single and has revealed he will not dive into any relationship until he finds someone he can trust.
Where Are They Now?
Nicki Minaj and Eminem have not been linked together since the latter appeared on Minaj’s “Queen” Album. He is also rumored to be on her next album, although it has not been confirmed yet.