Diva Kanye is feeling insecure again. The 2007 VMA loser told GQ Magazine,”I've always had an issue with masculinity. I'm like, 'I hope this person isn't looking at me like I'm a fag.'" He adds, “I do have feminine ways. Now, I'm 30, I've accepted that."
Kanye also opens up about a Senator Larry Craig moment he had in a public restroom:
"I was in a club taking a piss and this guy was making comments like, 'Mr East!' just drunk and acting stupid, and he slaps me on the back to get my attention. And I told him, 'Look, I don't feel comfortable holding my dick with another man's hand on me. Unless you want me to turn around in the middle of this." Damn, Diva Kanye...water sports?
Some jokes aside, I'm glad that Diva Kanye continues to talk about his issues with masculinity, which many people think are reserved for white men. Hyper-masculinity is an epidemic in the black community that affects gay and straight communities. It is honorable that Kanye is secure enough with himself about issues such as gender and sexuality in a sector of black culture such as hip-hop, where no one even attempts to discuss these topics.
I've said this before...I do not think Kanye West is a closeted gay man. If he was he would not be so open with his masculinity issues. If Kanye were gay he would keep these comments to himself, deal with everything internally and do his best to not draw attention to his sexuality. I commend Kanye West because I am sure there are countless young men who will read this interview and say, "Wow, I've had the same issues."
In a fairly ignorant moment, UK's Now Magazine posted an excerpt from the interview. At the end of the interview their writer Alison Adey stated, "Well, we think you're all man, Kanye." "All man" comments are exactly why so many black gay and straight men have these sexuality issues; as if, if you are gay you're not all man.
So let me correct Alison...Kanye is all man because he is successful, independent, speaks truth and reveals himself even when it is challenging. "All man" does not equate mannerisms or who you are having sex with.
I always thought the Brits were more progressive!
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