His election was such a disappointment to me about the state of the country. It’s more that I want him to answer me because I got ideas for all kinds of shit to say back to him if he does. I’m not going to give any away now, but I’ve got lines ready if he says something about me. Seventeen or eighteen years ago, when you were first breaking through in a big way, you were being held up as this scary embodiment of white-working-class alienation.I get almost flustered thinking about him — that’s how angry he makes me. I just want people to think about things: What has he really done for you in the year since he’s been in office? People said you were tapping into the same feelings that Trump is now tapping into, and speaking for the same —I was speaking for everybody: white, black, whatever nationality. So given your position, do you feel like you have any unique insights on Trumpism? Pretty much everyone I knew was like, “No, he can’t get elected” and I was watching those rallies going, “Yo, man, this shit is real.” But I don’t know if that has anything to do with any parallels between me and him."How the hell you let Eminem say that he uses Grindr in an interview and not ask what scene he is into? Elijah Clark-Ginsberg said: "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." But perhaps the voice of reason in this entire situation was David Drake who mused: "Am I missing something or is it not obvious the Eminem Grindr thing was a joke? “I’m halfway to a world record,” he says proudly, his high scores flickering on the screen.There’s some dissonance hearing you — in the space of a couple tracks — go from trying to be good-faith woke about race and politics to being rough about women.Do those poles just coexist more peacefully for you than they do for me?They do, and how you think those things go together depends on what kind of fan of my music you are.
"Dating’s just not where I’m at lately." Then the 45-year-old dropped the bombshell which has stirred up more debate than "The Dress". "Eminem casually mentioning using Grindr ok 2017 you had another surprise in store," wrote Mambo.
I’m not saying I’ve never gone too far, but people shouldn’t be looking to me for political correctness. They involve politics more than political correctness but there are tracks on where it sure seems like you’re asking people to take you seriously. People who know my music can tell when I’m joking around and when I’m being honest about a subject. All jokes aside, all punch lines aside, I’m trying to get a message out there about him.
I want our country to be great too, I want it to be the best it can be, but it’s not going to be that with him in charge.
To the interviewer's question "How’d you meet people? Many others pointed to an illuminating scene in comedy The Dictator where he admits he's gay to James Franco's chat show host character.
But mostly, their anger was directed at the interviewer who seemingly ignored this revelatory detail and moved on to other topics including race relations and his musical legacy.