At Boston Calling, Eminem addresses rumor he’s dating Nicki Minaj

"I wanna take this time right now to give a shout-out to my bae Nicki Minaj."

Eminem performs at the 2018 Boston Calling Music Festival.
Eminem performs at the 2018 Boston Calling Music Festival. –Photo by Jeremy Deputat, courtesy Boston Calling

Eminem had a little fun with the rumors that he’s dating fellow rapper Nicki Minaj at Boston Calling on Sunday.

The Detroit-bred hip-hop artist reeled off hit after hit during the closing set at Boston Calling 2018 Sunday night, only occasionally pausing to interact with the crowd. But during his longest break of the night, he took a moment to talk about Minaj.

“I wanna take this time right now to give a shout-out to my bae Nicki Minaj,” Eminem said, as the crowd cheered. “Sweetheart, I’ll be home tonight, we’ll figure this s*** out, how we’re gonna deal with this publicly.”

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Eminem then asked the crowd for their input.

“Yo, Boston, how many people in here want me to date Nicki Minaj?” Eminem said, before asking a second time to further amp up the crowd. “So wait, one more time, let me make sure so I can actually make this official: How many people in Boston want me to date Nicki Minaj?”

Moments later, Eminem seemed to acknowledge reports that the relationship rumors, which started in the comments of Minaj’s Instagram, might be a joke.

“Well, goddammit, me too,” Eminem said. “Nicki, if you get this message, just text me later, we’ll talk about it.”