Wait...Are Nicki Minaj and Eminem DATING?

WHAT?!

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Update, 5/26: Well, sorry to burst anyone's Nicki Minaj-Eminem-heart-shaped balloons, but it looks like the two artists are not dating. A source close to Minaj tells TMZ (opens in new tab) that she was joking (joking!) when she responded to that comment. So... That's that!

Original post, 5/25: Some WHAT news to kick off your Memorial Day weekend: Nicki Minaj and Eminem are maybe dating.

On Thursday, Minaj played some lines from her new track "Big Bank" with YG, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean on her Instagram. One of the lines (which she called out in the caption): "Told 'em I met Slim Shady, bag the Em/Once he go black, he'll be back again."

One of Minaj's fans asked in the comments, "Are you dating Eminem???" which the singer responded to with a simple, "yes," which doesn't really address the degree of OMG messaged with the three question marks. But fine!

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Minaj reportedly (opens in new tab) broke up with Nas in January 2018 after seven months of dating. According to a source, the two parted ways because of their busy schedules, but "still remain friends." Nas and Minaj started dating after a year of celibacy post Meek Mill breakup. "I’m just chillin‘ right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men," she told Ellen DeGeneres in May of last year. "I might make an exception to the rule for [Nas] ‘cause he’s so dope."

But anyway, back to the Eminem of it all: It's unclear whether Nicki is kidding (a line in a song doesn't mean anything of course, so the "yes" might not be a serious one). But she and Eminem have known each other for a while—Eminem appeared on Minaj's track "Roman's Revenge" in 2010.