Kanye West thinks he got discriminated against for not being gay

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Kanye West has said he thinks he “got discriminated” in the fashion industry… because he is straight.

The rap star caught up with SHOWStudio for a two-hour live interview.


During the session he discussed discrimination in the music industry against those who are not 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.”

He went on to say it takes “amazing people” to break down barriers.


West has voiced his support of Ocean, who he believes ”broke ground” in the genre by discussing his past relationship with a man back in 2012.

The rap star gained praise earlier this year, when he gave an unexpected response when he met Caitlyn Jenner for the first time after being introduced by wife Kim Kardashian.

“You couldn’t have been up against more,” the 38-year-old said.

“Like, your daughter is a supermodel, you’re a celebrity, you have every type of thing, and it was still like, ‘f*** everybody, this is who I am.’”