Thanks to a few blown-out-of-context media pranks, Kanye’s sexuality has been at the top of many gossip pantries. Even TPR’s post about Terrance Dean’s book Hiding in Hip Hop, that went up ages ago, is still getting major hits. People must love them some closeted celebs! I’m not going to call it on Kanye. I do want to note that recently, he was confronted about his style and sexuality on MTV and never once did he say anything that was fearful or hateful. Of course, he was all Kanye about it, and made everything about how awesome he thinks he is, but considering how many opportunities he has had to just scream “I am not a faggot!” he’s been playing it well. The above photo got him some unnecessary shit over hanging with gay guys (you can’t be an artist and not), the below quotes are from the MTV interview. Watch the vid of his spot and the “I ain’t gay” freestyle he did on camera here. Thanks to Chicago’s best hip hop blog, Fake Shore Drive for the tip.
I’m doing a blog right now where I’ve been collecting all of the freshest stuff that’s rainbows — Denver Nuggets jerseys, BAPE shoes, Nikes with rainbows on ‘em — and saying, “Man I think as straight men we need to take the rainbow back because it’s fresh.” It looks fresh. I just think that because stereotypically gay people got such good like style that they were smart enough to take a fresh-ass logo like the rainbow and say that it’s gonna be theirs. But I was like “Man I think we need to have the rainbow” — the idea of colors , life and colors and stuff, I mean how is that a gay thing? Colors? Having a lot of colors is gay?
Sway: You once were quoted saying that you were inspired in fashion by how gay people dress.
West: And you know what? That’s when I was ignorant to gays. ‘Cause there’s a lot of gay people who don’t dress good at all. There’s a lot of gay people that I dress way better than.