The rapper was replying to those who have criticised his dress sense — hip-hop loudmouths who have tried to "label" him as gay, including a recent homophobic diss by 50 Cent. West shrugged off the comments, saying that he was "authentic", "natural" and "confident with [his] manhood", and criticised some of his peers for being uncomfortable with gay people. Someone would never make a song like that [today] because they'd be like 'Whoa! I can't make no song like that! People gonna call me gay!
By Bianca London for MailOnline. He's collaborated with Adidas, unveiled his own collection at New York Fashion Week and is even credited for securing wife Kim's status as a style icon. However, in a candid new interview, Kanye West has revealed that his foray into fashion wasn't all plain sailing. The star claims he was initially discriminated against in the industry - because he wasn't gay. Scroll down for video. Kanye West has revealed that his foray into fashion wasn't all plain sailing - and believes he got discriminated for not being gay.
Kanye West says he got discriminated in fashion for not being gay
Should it matter if Kanye West tweets offensive things? He contributes significantly to modern political discourse, both through his music and in his words and actions. His last album, Yeezus, explored modern-day racism.