Eminem says he uses gay dating app Grindr in shocking interview
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Rapper Eminem slipped an eyebrow-raising confession into his latest interview — and it’s left fans very confused.
The "Stan" hit maker, 45, was speaking with Vulture upon the release of his new album "Revival" when talk turned to his dating life.
Divorced twice from Kim Scott, the mother of his daughter Hailie, the long-single music star said he’s been on a few dates, but “nothing’s panned out in a way I wanted to make public."
Asked how he met potential dates, Emimem mentioned Tinder — and popular gay dating app Grindr.
Here’s the full exchange:
Interviewer: When you were dating, how’d you meet people? Tinder?
Eminem: I mean, yeah.
I: Are you being serious?
E: Yeah, Tinder.
E: [Laughs] And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.
From there, the conversation turned to other topics, the interviewer apparently missing the scoop Eminem had just delivered him. It was left to fans to ask: Was Eminem joking, or does the rapper — who’s courted controversy for his use of homophobic language in the past — date dudes?
There's been a lot of great journalism in 2017, but the reported who didn't ask Eminem any followup questions about using Grindr has let down their entire profession https://t.co/sVTD6qr1lw— Elijah Clark-Ginsberg (@eclarkginsberg) December 19, 2017
This Eminem using Grindr story reminds me of that scene in The Interview except this time the interviewer just didn’t follow up on it pic.twitter.com/qstMUWq6qN— Adam Gilroy (@GilroysWorld) December 19, 2017
So Eminem, the king of homophobic slurs, just casually (and, seemingly, seriously) drops that he’s used Grindr in this Vulture Q&A and the interviewer doesn’t ask him about it at all. In an interview that’s supposed to be about his growth, no less. https://t.co/ai6uWJBzuy— Brandon E. Patterson (@myblackmindd) December 18, 2017
am i missing something or is it not obvious the eminem grindr thing was a joke— david drake (@somanyshrimp) December 19, 2017
Eminem: “I use tinder to find dates... and Grindr” pic.twitter.com/uOu4u5NiwT— JushForLife (@BoomBoomGay) December 19, 2017
Not even vaguely surprised by Eminem using Grindr.— Juno Dawson (@junodawson) December 19, 2017
Like if you were a popstar who could have sex with anyone, why wouldn’t you?
*asks Santa for bisexuality every Christmas*
So Eminem drops casually in an interview he uses Grindr as well as Tinder. That's one way to let the world know I guess.— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) December 19, 2017
Many have been quick to point out that the comment echoes Eminem’s appearance in the 2014 comedy The Interview, in which the rapper appears on a talk show — and casually drops into the conversation that he’s gay:
“I’m kind of shocked people haven’t figured it out yet,” he says in the fictional interview. “I’ve kind of been playing gay peekaboo. I’ve been leaving a breadcrumb trail of gayness.”