Rapper Eminem slipped an eyebrow-raising confession into his latest interview — and it’s left fans very confused.
The "Stan" hit maker, 45, was speaking with Vulture upon the release of his new album "Revival" when talk turned to his dating life.
Divorced twice from Kim Scott, the mother of his daughter Hailie, the long-single music star said he’s been on a few dates, but “nothing’s panned out in a way I wanted to make public."
Asked how he met potential dates, Emimem mentioned Tinder — and popular gay dating app Grindr.
Here’s the full exchange:
Interviewer: When you were dating, how’d you meet people? Tinder?
Eminem: I mean, yeah.
I: Are you being serious?
E: Yeah, Tinder.
E: [Laughs] And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.
From there, the conversation turned to other topics, the interviewer apparently missing the scoop Eminem had just delivered him. It was left to fans to ask: Was Eminem joking, or does the rapper — who’s courted controversy for his use of homophobic language in the past — date dudes?
Many have been quick to point out that the comment echoes Eminem’s appearance in the 2014 comedy The Interview, in which the rapper appears on a talk show — and casually drops into the conversation that he’s gay:
“I’m kind of shocked people haven’t figured it out yet,” he says in the fictional interview. “I’ve kind of been playing gay peekaboo. I’ve been leaving a breadcrumb trail of gayness.”