He's not lonely, though, don’t worry
Eminem is very much back: with a beard, a new album Revival, and a divisive Trump freestyle. He’s also back on the dating scene, as he revealed in a very long and very enlightening interview with Vulture.
In the interview, Eminem goes deep on his comeback, his old lyrics, his place in music as a 45-year-old rapper, and his deep hatred of Donald Trump. “He makes my blood boil. I can’t even watch the news anymore because it makes me too stressed out.”
He also offers some worthwhile points about the president’s success in his home state of Michigan, and what some of his Trump-supporting fans should think about: “What has he really done for you in the year since he’s been in office? The tax cut is not going to help the middle class. It’s going to help Donald Trump... I don’t want any voters to get fucked; everyone’s trying to improve their lives. I just feel mad that Trump’s sold people a dream that’s never coming true.”
But one of the more surprising revelations come when he discusses his life as a single man since divorcing from Kim for the second time 11 years ago. Since their volatile and highly public relationship ended properly, Eminem has been pretty much single. He told Vulture that since the divorce, “I’ve had a few dates and nothing’s panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public” and “dating’s just not where I’m at really”.
The interviewer asked if he used Tinder, and after confirming that, yes, Eminem is on Tinder, he also revealed one very surprising tidbit: “and Grindr.” It's unclear what exactly Eminem meant by this as he very swiftly moved on – was he dropping hints? Referencing his “coming out” in The Interview? Or was he just offsetting his awkwardness with a crass joke about how ‘funny’ it is to be gay, despite spending a lot of the interview saying he isn’t homophobic?
The interviewer sadly drops the subject pretty quickly, going to to talk about strip clubs. “I also used to go to strip clubs... what can I say? Going to strip clubs is how I was meeting some chicks. It was an interesting time for me.”
But fear not – Eminem may be alone, but he says he isn’t lonely.