“If a black man from Chicago was taught to stand far away from gay people because he didn’t want to be accused of being gay. What would happen if he’d run into a gay man? What’s the talk? What would he learn, what would I learn? I learned that people in Chicago were wrong and I had been an asshole all along.” — Kanye West continues the discussion inside his head about sexuality [AHN]
Kanye may not be incredibly eloquent when he’s not rapping, but that doesn’t change the sentiment he’s expressing. Love him or hate him, he’s one of our allies, in a field where we need to happy about having any we can get. I love Kanye, and I am proud to call him an ally. People who want to nitpick and belittle his speaking talents are looking a gift horse in the mouth, and it’s ludicrous and uncalled-for.