Eminem hasn’t had the best 2017. From his hotly criticised anti-Trump freestyle to his much-maligned comeback album Revival, it seems the year has left him riding behind in a wave of wokeness and social ideals he can’t quite keep up with.
In an interview with Vulture on Monday Shady was probed on the current state of his love life, giving away a few interesting revelations. When asked whether he used the popular dating app Tinder he responded with, “I mean, yeah” to which he followed up with, “and Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs”.
Considering Eminem has used a large portion of his enduring career as a platform for using homophobia as the butt of jokes, it’s fair the say the comment has left a few heads scratching, with fans and critics alike taking to Twitter to display their confusion.
am i missing something or is it not obvious the eminem grindr thing was a joke
— david drake (@somanyshrimp) December 19, 2017
However, some have taken this as a very subtle coming out for the famed rapper..
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
Eminem was joking about using Grindr. These sites really don’t know his humor. Also, even if he is bisexual? That’s awesome. Nothing wrong with that at all. I’m heterosexual but who knows. Sexuality is fluid imo. Could I be into men one day? I never have been but I def could.
— Nicholas Matthew Richardson (@Slicknickshady) December 19, 2017
Now if Eminem is gay or bi I really don’t mind, like that’s his business but if he says all this things for attention I think he’s a fool for that.. you can’t just say some stuff because you seek attention
— IsThatMike 🌹 (@KonczMihai) December 19, 2017
Some have also taken to Twitter to express their confusion at the fact the interviewer didn’t follow up with a another question, asking Eminem to explain his comment.
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