Eminem: I’ve met dates on Grindr

Quick question: Have you happened to send nudes to Eminem on Grindr?

As his ninth album takes a critical drubbing, Eminem continues making the rounds to promote his latest work. A conspicuously long-in-the-tooth interview with Vulture  yields some not-necessarily-sought-after details about his dating life: .

Do you date?
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.

When you were dating, how’d you meet people? Tinder?
I mean, yeah.

Are you being serious?
Yeah, Tinder.

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

He’s almost definitely joking there, no? Either way, he doesn’t bother to elucidate in any way.

Related: Eminem Comes Out In The Interview: “I Am A Homosexual”

He does, however, open up about his lyrics, which are regularly construed as homophobic:

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. Hence the Ken Kaniff character and all that stuff. 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 f**king bully Trump — and I hate the idea that a kid who’s gay might get shit for it….

I’m sure people have misunderstood what I was doing. Again, I’m not a perfect human being and I’m sure that I’ve said things that went a little too hard, but I think my actual life shows — I mean, meeting Elton John and being as good friends with him as I am, that’s not me saying, “Hey, I’ve got a gay friend.” It’s me saying Elton John has my back. He’ll stick up for me.

Vulture even ventures to ask about the diamond-encrusted cock rings he apparently gave Elton John and David Furnish as a wedding present:

I don’t know, I put people on it and they made it happen. Actually, I had some diamond-encrusted cock rings, too. Right in my bedroom.

You can read the Vulture interview here.

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