With so many dating apps in the game, it’s hard to keep track of them all. There seems to be a dating app for just about every kind of person, every sexual preference, and even animal lovers, too. But, sometimes, it can be a bit confusing when you sign up for them just what kind of person you’ll be speaking to. At least, for some people. Like, for example, rapper Eminem. Eminem, the one, and only Slim Shady, is usually really hush-hush about his personal life. That is, aside from his divine hatred for his ex-wife Kim. But, in a recent interview with Vulture, Eminem opened up about things from dating to his views on politics. When he mentioned Trump, he basically said what everyone else was thinking.
He makes my blood boil. 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.
In terms of dating, Eminem actually said that he’s on dating apps. Can you believe it? Imagine you’re in the area (wherever he is) and you’re on Tinder and you see the Eminem on your Tinder page? I’d swipe on that ass every single day of the week – even if he is 45.
When asked about his dating like, Eminem said:
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.
But, he did say he’s on Tinder. AND Grindr.
Tinder. And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.
That’s right, Eminem said he’s on Grindr. In case you’re unsure, Grindr is a dating app for gays, bis, trans, and queer people to meet and connect. So, it’s a bit of a shock to some to hear Eminem say he’s on the app. Twitter, of course, had a lot of thoughts – like, how bad the journalist was who didn’t ask a follow-up question.
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
eminem casually mentioning using grindr ok 2017 u had another surprise in store pic.twitter.com/ALSQFGMIz6
— mambo #69 (@50ShadesofRayy) December 19, 2017
How the hell you let Eminem say that he uses Grindr in an interview and not ask what scene he is into?
— Khylar 12/30? (@culturedbykhy) December 19, 2017
eminem telling you he uses grindr to get his white trailer trash cakes smashed to smithereens then moving on to the next subject without any questions about what he just told you is the worst journalism in 2017
— yung gutta prophet (@cartierburgundy) 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
What kinda journalist is this anyways? Eminem says he uses Grindr and there was 0 follow up about it. pic.twitter.com/N8WgHLTFDe
— Tempa (@QuickTempaa) December 19, 2017
But some people were pretty damn shocked.
Eminem uses Grindr. Wow 2017 really is wild pic.twitter.com/0rC0oyUOF6
— happy holidaddies (@urdadssidepiece) December 19, 2017
Eminem: “I use tinder to find dates… and Grindr” pic.twitter.com/uOu4u5NiwT
— JushForLife (@BoomBoomGay) December 19, 2017
Eminem: I use Grindr to date
Twitter: EMINEM CLEANS OUT HIS CLOSET; FINDS HIMSELF
— ANGEL (@angelvsworld) December 19, 2017
Eminem knows exactly what Grindr is
— Hi, my name is Mlu a (@mlungisi_prince) December 19, 2017
Eminem casually saying he uses Grindr made my whole morning
— vegyn hive (@flawedcrystals) December 19, 2017
The World finding out Eminem uses Grindr. pic.twitter.com/HFyynmbYCv
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) December 19, 2017
Eminem said he's on Tinder AND Grindr which just proves that even celebrities get so frustrated with the dating scene they think about switching teams.
— Ariel Kashanchi (@IranianMermaid) December 19, 2017
Imagine lurking to find a whole Eminem on Grindr like shoot that shot sis pic.twitter.com/Yb4j8oO5B6
— waddup im jared im 19 (@ginxie17) December 19, 2017
Me: Eminem really came out as bi/curious today. Wow good for him!
Friend: He just mentioned he’s been on Grindr, that’s not gay. Doesn’t mean he’s into guys.
Me: GRINDR IS A GAY APP!! WHATCHU MEAN?!!!? pic.twitter.com/oY180TG0Xg
— Ndiaye ⭐️ (@graythegriot) December 19, 2017
Others thought he was just kidding, though.
*Eminem makes obvious joke about using Grindr that no one cared to think twice about*
Eminem fans: pic.twitter.com/qA3WBx5PZH
— Quitter Fredette (@HaroldBingo) December 19, 2017
people actually think Eminem is being serious about using Grindr, clearly it was a joke to make ya'll talk you're all stupid and believe everything pic.twitter.com/nL7XEqrlfw
— josh (@joshplsbtw) December 19, 2017
— Julian Druker (@Julian5News) December 19, 2017
am i missing something or is it not obvious the eminem grindr thing was a joke
— david drake (@somanyshrimp) December 19, 2017
— Robbie Couch (@robbie_couch) December 19, 2017
Whether or not he’s joking, I now know Eminem uses Tinder, so next time he’s in New York, you know what I’ll be doing, y’all.