Eminem has revealed that he uses Grindr, the dating app popular among gay and bisexual men.
Speaking to Vulture surrounding the release, Eminem opened up about his love life, saying: “It’s tough. Since my divorce I’ve had a few dates and nothing’s panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public. Dating’s just not where I’m at lately.”
Confirming that he uses Tinder, the rapper then said: “And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs… What can I say? Going to strip clubs is how I was meeting some chicks. It was an interesting time for me.”
Asked whether he finds fame lonely, Eminem replied: “Am I lonely? No, I’m good. Thanks for asking though.”
Following his comments, fans have been debating whether Eminem was joking or not about being on Grindr.
So Eminem is gay? That… fits. And I know all his fans heads have exploded which is great.
— ? (@YonceHaunted) December 19, 2017
Elsewhere in the Vulture interview, Eminem spoke about his hatred of Donald Trump, saying that the President had “brainwashed” his supporters.
“He makes my blood boil,” said the rapper. “I can’t even watch the news anymore because it makes me too stressed out. All jokes aside, all punch lines aside, I’m trying to get a message out there about him. I want our country to be great too, I want it to be the best it can be, but it’s not going to be that with him in charge. I remember when he was first sniffing around politics, I thought, ‘We’ve tried everything else, why not him?’ Then — and I was watching it live — he had that speech where he said Mexico is sending us rapists and criminals. I got this feeling of ‘what the fuck?’ From that point on, I knew it was going to be bad with him. What he’s doing putting people against each other is scary fucking shit. His election was such a disappointment to me about the state of the country.”
Eminem continued: “I get almost flustered thinking about him — that’s how angry he makes me. The people that support him are the people he cares about the least and they don’t even realise it. At what point do you — a working-class citizen, someone who’s trying to make shit better for you and your family — think this guy who’s never known struggle his entire fucking life, who avoided the military because of bone spurs, who says he’s a billionaire, is really looking out for you? He’s got people brainwashed.”