It looks like there’s a new challenger to the crown of hip-hop’s ‘it’ couple as rapper Nicki Minaj confirmed on Instagram she’s dating Eminem.

In a shock announcement the Young Money MC answered ‘yes’ when someone asked her if she and Slim Shady are in a relationship.

The revelation was made when she posted a video promoting her latest single Big Bankfeaturing YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean.

In the caption, the Chun Li rapper wrote:

#BIGBANK OUT NOW!!!!!! @yg @2chainz @bigsean… Told’em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!!

The last line, which is a lyric from the new track, had one person asking Nicki if it meant the two were dating, to which she replies ‘yes’.

Now before you jump the metaphorical gun, it could be possible Ms Minaj could be trolling us. If it’s one thing people love it’s gossip and speculation, so what better way to get people talking about you and your new record than a few juicy rumours based on pure speculation? It all seems a bit spurious to me.

For you rap nerds out there Eminem did a guest verse on Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday, which came out back in November 2010. The two went back to back on the joint Roman’s Revenge.

If the pairing is the real deal this would be Nicki’s third relationship with a rapper after Meek Mill (who was released from prison recently) and Nas – he and Nicki called it quits earlier this year, according to Capital XTRA.

The ‘revelation’ comes after the rapper was forced to push back the release date of her upcoming album Queen, which is now slated for an August 10 release date.

Speaking to her fans during an Instagram live stream, Nicki said:

The label wanted me to put my album since 10,000 years ago, of course. I love my label, but I’m happy that I’ve always been blessed to have the freedom and creativity to do what I want, how I want it, when I want.

Trust me, it’s the better choice. I can’t give y’all half-ass shit, I just refuse to.

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According to Spin the delay of her album comes as a result of her being both a perfectionist and ‘some other stuff [that] happened with some beats’.

While the world awaits her hotly anticipated album, one person who doesn’t seem too keen to hear any new Nicki Minaj material is Danielle Bregoli, aka Bhad Bhabie.

Before we go any further I’d like to personally apologise for shoe-horning the contentious teenager into this article… please forgive me.

Speaking to TMZ, Danielle was asked how she felt about being nominated for Billboard’s Best Female Rap Artist award (seriously?!?) alongside Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.

When asked if she thinks she’s going to beat her two rivals, Danielle explained:

I mean, by being nominated I already won. Obviously Cardi’s gonna win but she really deserves it and I’m just getting started so.

She then went on to state that Cardi deserves it way more than Nicki, saying:

For sure. Cardi’s way better than Nicki, I don’t care what anyone says. Cardi actually says stuff. Nicki just has attitude, so what, wow, big deal.

Shots fired… not that Nicki cares, Bregoli isn’t even on her radar!

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Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen will drop worldwide on August 10.

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