Eminem Talks Politics and More with Vulture Magazine

Via Pulse of Radio:

Eminem has opened up about the political undertone of his album, Revival. During an interview with Vulture, Em explained that he isn’t concerned if people like his political views on the album. He said, “I’m not worried about whether people like what I say politically. I just want to know they’re listening. As long as I have people’s ears, I have to say what I think is right.”


On President Donald Trump, Eminem continued, “He makes my blood boil. I can’t even watch the news anymore because it makes me too stressed out. 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. I remember when he was first sniffing around politics, I thought, We’ve tried everything else, why not him? Then — and I was watching it live — he had that speech where he said Mexico is sending us rapists and criminals. I got this feeling of what the f***? From that point on, I knew it was going to be bad with him. What he’s doing putting people against each other is scary f*** s***. His election was such a disappointment to me about the state of the country.”


Em also said that his album isn’t all seriousness and politics, saying, “When I’m writing, a line will pop in my head that’s so f***** ridiculous that it’s funny, and depending on the punch lines I need and the rhyme schemes in the song maybe I’ll use it. Those are the things I’m thinking about with some lyrics, almost before the actual meaning. I’m not saying I’ve never gone too far, but people shouldn’t be looking to me for political correctness.”


And surprisingly, Em also revealed that he’s used dating apps like Tinder to look for love. He said, “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 it public. Dating’s just not where I’m at lately…[I meet people on] Tinder…And Grindr. I also used to go to strip clubs.”


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