One of the hottest stories in celebrity musicians news just got a little hotter. The rumor of rap industry titans Eminem and Nicki Minaj has been growing over the past couple days. Both parties have been relatively coy about the matter, neither denying it or offering a whole lot of elaboration. In a performance at the Boston Calling music festival, Eminem refused to quash the rumor.


In banter with the crowd, Eminem (birth name: Marshall Mathers), asked the crowd, “How many people in Boston want me to date Nicki Minaj.” After a jubilant response of approval, Eminem addressed Minaj, telling her that they would discuss it later.


While Eminem has been more low-key or avoidant about taking the matter seriously, Nicki Minaj has been seemingly more open about it. She’s eluded to dating Eminem (or a white man) on recent lyrics. When asked about her and Em’s relationship, she confirmed it to be true.


Given that Eminem offered no denial of his and Minaj’s relationship, it remains up in the air just how serious he is about it. It’s possible that they are dating, but that he isn’t ready to go public with it until there’s been more understanding of what sort of relationship they have. It’s also very likely that he would rather keep his personal life relatively guarded.


Minaj wouldn’t be the first high-profile relationship Eminem has been involved in. He has vowed that he was in a relationship with superstar Mariah Carey. He also had a well-known relationship to Kim Mathers, who he married and divorced twice. Whatever happens with him and Nicki Minaj, we can all but guarantee it will be interesting to watch.