Eminem is the goat rapper and he also has the biggest name in the world of hip hop, not to mention he is one of the greatest rappers of all time. Eminem is also the best-selling rapper in history with more than 200 million records sold. He is so popular that we don’t even have to write about his rap career as there are tons and tons of articles and news available about him
So, we will not waste any time further explaining how big he is but we will discuss if Eminem is gay or not in this piece. Back in 2006, Eminem and his wife Kim Scott split, and ever since then, the rapper has been on and gone on a few dates.
In 2014 Eminem shocked everyone because in an interview he revealed that he is gay. Then about 42 years old rapper said, “I’m gay,” the interviewer asked “what he meant by that,” to which Eminem replied, “I mean I’m gay.” Furthermore, in an interview with the Vulture, he admitted to using Tinder and Grindr. so is Eminem really gay? let’s find out.
Is Eminem gay?
No Eminem is not gay, moreover, he has made it clear that he is heterosexual. how did the rumors of him being gay start circulating on the internet? well, a few years back Eminem casually stated that he is gay and he uses the dating app Grindr. And if you don’t know then Grindr is location-based social networking and dating application for bi-sexual, gay, and trans genders.
In the comedy/action film The Interview, James Franco’s character Dave Skylark hosts an interview with Eminem where he says he is gay. A little bit confused James asks, “Em let’s just back it up a moment you just said that you were gay? and I’m just curious what you meant by that exactly.” And to his response, Eminem says, “I mean I am gay.”
James still shocked asks, “I am just a little confused here cause gay can mean a lot of things” to which Eminem immediately answers by saying, “I am homosexual, I like men.” Furthermore, Eminem says “I am more shocked that people haven’t figured it out yet.”
However, it was not why the rumor of Eminem being gay started circulating. The rumors of Eminem being gay started after the rapper admitted he use the Grindr app in an interview with Vulture back in 2017. In an interview, he said, “Well, yeah. Yeah, Tinder. And Grindr. 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. 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 public. Dating’s not where I’m at lately. Am I lonely? No, I’m good. Thanks for asking though.”
Worst journalism of the year
After Eminem admitted he uses the Grindr app, fans were in shock but they were angrier than shocked by the interviewer. Because after Eminem mentions that he uses Grindr app the reporter does not follow up and moves on to other topics. It confused fans but many believe that Eminem was joking about him being gay.
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 (@eclarkginsberg) December 19, 2017
However, there were many fans who commented angrily because the interviewer didn’t follow up on Eminem stating he uses the Grindr app. One Twitter user named Elijah twitted, “There’s been a lot of great journalism in 2017, but the reporter who didn’t ask Eminem any followup questions about using Grindr has let down their entire profession.”
Grindr has expanded to women
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) December 19, 2017
Another user named David said, “Am I missing something, or is it not obvious the Eminem Grindr thing was a joke?” Furthermore, a user named Pusha Bi. twitted, “I really think Eminem was joking about Grindr guys, y’all are running a mile to stretch this story.” Replying to Pusha’s tweet a user George twitted, “Grindr has expanded to women.”
As mentioned in an interview with Vulture Eminem says that after his divorce he used Tinder and Grindr furthermore he also said, “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.” He said he was meeting “chicks” and if he really was gay then he would not have met any woman, would he?
Nick Cannon suggested Eminem is gay
Rapper and actor Nick Cannon has released a few diss tracks targeted at Eminem. However, In his first diss track “The Invitation” Cannon talked about Eminem’s daughter Hailey and his ex-wife Kim. Furthermore, he also took shots in his song about Eminem’s sexuality. Cannon said in the song, “Call Kim, somebody gets Hailey and that other kid you raising that ain’t even your baby.”
U mad bro? Stop lying on my dick. I never even had a chauffeur, you bougie f*ck.🤡
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 10, 2019
He also mentioned that Eminem is having an affair with his chauffeur and raising a baby that is not his. Eminem responded with a tweet where he said he never had a chauffeur.
Elton John is a good friend of Eminem
Eminem has used homophobic lyrics in his music but he is a good friend of a popular English singer Elton John. The two first meet in 2001 when they performed at the Grammys together. After that, they became a good friend and their bond was really strong because when Eminem was struggling with his drug addiction he contacted John.
In an interview with Detroit Metro Times, Eminem explained “I and him have had similar lives and stuff, we became friends and I talk to him about things, career-wise. When I first wanted to get sober, I called [Elton] and spoke to him about it,” Eminem said. “He’s somebody who’s in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands … the pressure and any other reasons that you want to come up with for doing drugs.”