Kanye West Claims He Is Facing Discrimination Because He Isn't Gay

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Kanye West attends Vogue 95th Anniversary Party on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vogue)

Kanye West Claims He Is Facing Discrimination Because He Isn't Gay

'Ye has figured out why the fashion industry isn't showing him love.

Published October 8, 2015

Well, this is not something you hear every day. Kanye West recently sat down for an unfiltered interview with the folks over at In Camera: Live and shed some light on everything from his presidential bid to being misunderstood. One of the most outstanding parts of the interview, however, came when he spoke about being discriminated against in the fashion industry for being straight.


"I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay," he said. "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."

That's not all. Kanye continued his explanation, touching on homophobia in the Black community as it specifically relates to Caitlyn Jenner before saying that what people think doesn't matter. "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, 'F**k what people say. F**k 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."

Catch Kanye's full interview here.

Take a look at the BET.com video below to learn more about 'Ye's prospective presidential campaign.

(Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vogue)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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