Kanye West debuted his second Yeezy collection in conjunction with Adidas last month at New York Fashion Week, which was met with decidedly lackluster reviews. Expressing some mixed emotions about his role as a fashion designer, the rapper-designer feels the fashion world has discriminated against him because he’s not gay.
“I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay,” he told SHOWstudio in a recent interview. “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. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history.” (more…)