Eminem says he uses Grindr to try and find dates

Feeling lonely and in need of a date? Grindr can often come to the rescue. We’ve all been there. Turns out, so has Eminem.

The rapper, who has just released his first album in four years to mixed reviews, made the light-hearted comments in a feature interview with Vulture.

When quizzed about his dating life, the star said he found dating “tough” since his divorce.

“I’ve had a few dates and nothing’s panned out in a way that I wanted to make public,” he continued.

“Dating’s just not where I’m at lately.”

However, when pushed on how he used to find potential partners when he was on the market, he fessed up to being a fan of apps.

“Yeah, Tinder,” he replied. “And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.”

Elton John and Eminem perform in 2001. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The rapper has never expressed an interest in men before, so fans were taken aback by the possibly less-than-earnest suggestion that he trawls Grindr to find love.

The singer has previously come under fire for homophobic lyrics in his 2013 single ‘Rap God’.

He was told Rolling Stone that he hadn’t used the words “fag” or “faggot” in a homophobic way, saying he hadn’t  “really equated” they would come across that way.

Many found it a hard line to believe though, with the very first verse talking about breaking “a mother******* table over the back of a couple faggots and crack it in half,” and, “You fags think it’s all a game.”

The second verse continues: “Little gay-looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy.

“You witnessing massacre like you watching a church gathering taking place-looking boy / ‘Oy vey, that boy’s gay,’ that’s all they say looking-boy.”

Sir Elton John has previously backed the star though, saying he never thought he was homophobic.

He added the singer was “always a supporter of the people that are getting trashed”.

The two performers have been friends for some years, with Sir Elton visiting Eminem during his recovery from drugs.