Kanye West is lashing out at the fashion industry because he thinks he faces discrimination. However, it’s not because he’s black — according to the ‘Bound 2’ rapper, he feels he’s discriminated against for ‘not being gay.’ Watch his shocking two-hour interview here!
Well, this is not something you hear every day. Kanye West, 38, just admitted that he believes he’s discriminated against for “not being gay.” The rapper/fashion designer thinks his heterosexuality has been a handicap to his entry into the fashion industry.
“I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay,” Kanye said during a two -hour live interview with SHOWstudio on Oct. 6. “In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history.”
So, essentially, Kanye thinks he’s a pioneer in the fashion industry because he’s a straight man. The rapper also discussed groundbreaking individuals in reference to Caitlyn Jenner, who credited him for opening Kim Kardashian‘s mind about her transition.
“The first thing I thought about was a black radio show host maybe possibly making jokes because the black culture is generally homophobic,” he said. “Then it was like, ‘Fuck what people say. Fuck what people think.’ I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come. I’m still getting acquainted to what’s politically correct [to say].”
To hear that and more, watch the full two-hour interview above!
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