Kanye's not gay? Of course not, he's married! Here's how he sees it:
I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay. 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. There are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history.
So, Kanye is saying that by breaking the stereotype of the gay fashion designer, he is making history. The Making History part is nothing new; we are used to Kanye's grandiose view of his own importance. But let's get back to his not being gay, since he cited it as an obstacle he had to overcome.
Continuing to share his every fleeting thought in the two hour interview, Kanye reveals:
I love, and this statement is going to sound kind of gay, but I love older white men. If you’re not an older white man, you’re not running shit. It’s always going to be a fight for anyone who isn’t an older white man.
Aww, it sounds only a little gay but it's touching, right? Remember those photos of Kanye glowing in the embrace of old white man Ralph Lauren? It all make sense.
Sticking with the not-gay subject, Kanye reflects on his childhood with Proustian recall
I just want to be five years old. When I was five years old, I picked out my outfit for kindergarten. I would go to discount to a discount furrier – my mom would bring me to a discount furrier – and I would keep grabbing furs. ‘What about this, Mom? What about this one?’ And they would always be too expensive, the ones I liked. So I just want to be five years old. I loved clothes before I knew a fuck about the fashion world.
Whew. That's one not-gay little boy he was, and bless his mom for teaching him about furs.
The interview is a cornucopia of delightful tidbits and Kanye-isms not to be missed, but if you don't have two hours, NME has compiled some of their favorites, like this verdict on the color blue:
I don’t use blue. I don’t like it. It bugs me out. I hate it
And there we have it. Not gay, and no blue.