In a recent sit down interview with SHOWstudio host Lou Stoppard, rapper Kanye West expressed that he felt discriminated against because he was a heterosexual male as he delved into the fashion industry.

Over the last several years, West has made fashion as big a part of his life as rap music, and believes that his voice isn’t as loud as it could be in the fashion world because he isn’t a gay man.

“I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay,” Kanye said, noting that the music world he has mastered isn’t as welcome to gay artists as it should be.

“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.”

Kanye then alluded to his own place in the fashion industry, saying that the “people that break the stereotypes make history.”

Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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