Does Eminem Really Use The Gay Dating App Grindr? Rapper Finally Responds

In a new interview, Eminem discussed his dating lifestyle, and his comments raised a few eyebrows.  Why?  Because he said he used the gay dating app Grindr.

Here is the exchange between the interviewer and rapper:

Interviewer: When you were dating, how’d you meet people? Tinder?

Eminem: I mean, yeah.

I: Are you being serious?

E: Yeah, Tinder.

I: Really?

E: [Laughs] And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.

Unfortunately, the reporter didn’t pick up on this and moved on to other topics.  However, the rest of the world picked up on Eminem’s statement.  With no surprise, the rapper set Twitter on fire.

Eminem is well known for using biting sarcasm in both his songs and interviews, so most assumed this was a joke.  However, the lack of follow up confused everyone.

Others noted that this was pretty much exactly what happened during Eminem’s interview in The Interview.

In the comedy, Eminem says, “I’m kind of shocked people haven’t figured it out yet.  I’ve kind of been playing gay peekaboo. I’ve been leaving a breadcrumb trail of gayness.”

So, is the Grindr comment real?

Eminem’s people finally responded.  Yes, it was a joke along the same vein of Eminem’s typical sarcasm.  In fact, Eminem has never used dating apps.

But here’s the irony.  In the same interview that Eminem cracks a gay joke, he laments about being called anti-gay.  Actually, the entire interview was about his transformation.

The first time I got a taste of being called anti-gay was on “My Name Is” when I said, “My English teacher wanted to have sex in junior high / The only problem was my English teacher was a guy.”

All I was saying was I don’t swing that way. So when I started getting flack for it, I thought, “Alright, you people think I’m homophobic? Watch this.”

I was trying to push the buttons of people who were calling me something that I wasn’t. The honest-to-God truth is that none of that matters to me: I have no issue with someone’s sexuality, religion, race, none of that.

Anyone who’s followed my music knows I’m against bullies — that’s why I hate that fucking bully Trump — and I hate the idea that a kid who’s gay might get shit for it.

I think this would be much more believable if he didn’t make fun of a gay dating application.  As one user pointed out:

 

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