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“I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay,” he said during an interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday. “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.”
As part of this discussion about breaking down barriers, West also discussed Caitlyn Jenner. West made headlines when Jenner first transitioned as being a particularly supportive member of her family.
“The first thing I thought about was a black radio show host maybe possibly making jokes because the black culture is generally homophobic,” he said in the same chat. “Then it was like, ‘F— what people say. F— what people think.’ I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come. I’m still getting acquainted to what’s politically correct [to say].”
Watch the full interview below.
This article originally appeared on billboard.com.
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