Poor old Kanye. Apparently the rapper worth $145 million (approx. £95,000,000) just can’t catch a break.
Specifically speaking the 38-year-old believes that the world of fashion is playing by a set of rules he is not used to, in that he is discriminated against for not being gay.
Okay, lets hear him out.
Speaking to SHOWstudio Kanye said:
Isn’t it so funny how just the culture of different art forms is so different? I felt that I got discriminated against in fashion also for not being gay whereas in music, you definitely get discriminated against if you are gay.”
The Yeezus star then likened the situation to when Eminem broke ground in the rap world, suggesting that it is going to take a real innovator to break the mould in the world of clothing design.
It takes some amazing talents to really break down that barrier. People don’t have a problem with white rappers now because Eminem ended up being the greatest artist and everybody thought that when Frank Ocean’s album dropped, that people were going to be like, ‘No, this is bad for his career,’ and he’s one of the greatest writers of all time… I feel like it’s so cliche to speak about him particularly related to this subject but there always are the people who broke the ground and I think he’s the one that broke the ground. People don’t give a fuck. They love his music so so much. It’s the people that break the stereotypes that make history but I just thought it was interesting to point that out about the fashion world and the music world and just culturally, it’s reverse discrimination.
Yeah, it’s not like there are any successful straight designers or anything. Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, and Roberto Cavalli must have got married to women for show.
Come on Kanye, a bad workman blames his tools and institutional prejudice. Maybe just work on the designs a bit.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.