Granted I have no idea what generation would ever feel comfortable giving this over pampered stinker the title of “Voice of our generation,” Kanye has something mildly insane to say about just about everything. Take for instance, Mr. West’s most recent ramblings in a Details magazine interview where he stands up for gay people everywhere in the most homophobic manner possible:
“Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person—the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design—it’d be really dope. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost … gay.‘”
Who is this? Michael Scott? Jesus Christ, if I were the interviewer my eyeballs would be popping out of my skull and flames would be shooting out of my ears from the sheer awkwardness of it. Granted Kanye has never really been a great linguist, but is this the best the pop world can do? I mean all great pop stars need to be at least 200% more bat shit insane than your everyman (but no more than 325%, that’s Busey territory), but this is more stupid than crazy.
I’m sure if you’re Kanye West you don’t want to be wasting your time talking to queers unless it’s about shit like fashion or antiquing, right? WHAT!? What? Also I’m sure that Kanye feels as though he needs to keep a healthy distance from addressing these types of issues as a significantly less talented hip hop figure might call him out on it, again. This is still pretty fucking inexcusable.
Someone needs to write a memo to Kanye telling him that wearing skinny jeans does not entitle him to take on complex issues of homophobia in hip hop.
You can read all this and more zaniness from Details, here.