Eminem Won’t Stop Trying to Get With Nicki Minaj

Eminem really wants us to believe he is dating – or, at least, trying to date – Nicki Minaj.

The rapper headlined the Governors Ball in New York on Sunday and interrupted his set to do a bit of trolling (or confirming, depending on whether you believe the dating rumors). “Nicki, let’s do this!” Eminem shouted, eliciting a mix of cheers and boos from the crowd. “I’m going to tell you something about Nicki that she don’t even know … we go together! That’s all I wanted to say, thank you for letting me get that off my chest.”

This was Eminem’s second public attempt at getting a date with Nicki. Last weekend, during his set at Boston Calling, the rapper asked, “How many people in here want me to date Nicki Minaj?” The crowd cheered and he responded, “Well goddamnit, me too!”

The unlikely pair started churning the rumor mill last month when Minaj was promoting new music on Instagram and straight-up replied “Yes” when a fan asked if she and Eminem were dating.

The speculation stemmed from Nicki’s “Big Bank” lyrics: “Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag the M / Once he go black, he’ll be back again.”

While neither has provided any evidence that suggests they’re actually dating, we totally can’t blame the man for trying.