O Kanye West é gay?

, por Alexandre Matias

Ou é só maluco? O cara deu uma entrevista para a Details e, putz, melhor separar uns trechos:

“First beat I did,” he recalls, “was in seventh grade, on my computer. I got into doing beats for the video games I used to try to make. My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, ‘cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”


For example, I ask about his infamous “I am the voice of this generation” quote: “If not me, then who?” he says. “Someone could be a better rapper, dance better. But culturally impacting? When you look back at these four and a half years, who’s the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?

Ma-lu-co. Aí entra a parte em que ele escorrega fingindo não escorregar:

“I want some flower arrangements,” he tells a woman at the other end of the line. “One on top of the kitchen thing, one sitting in the living room, in the bedroom, and both the bathrooms. Flowers that match themselves, so that it’s just one idea in the pot. So either all white—I love cherry blossoms, I love roses—or just a shitload of peach roses so close to each other that you just see the buds. . . . And I want the pots to be very minimal, fit the vibe of the crib. . . . Frosted glass. Or a lacquer, or a matte lacquer, or stone.”

Once off the phone, West takes care to specify that the woman given the task of realizing his hyperspecific horticultural vision is not his interior designer and not his gofer—but rather his apartment manager. “Titles are very important. I like to embody titles, y’know, or words that have negative connotations, and explain why that’s good,” he says. “Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person—the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design—it’d be really dope. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.'”

Tudo bem, o homossexualismo ainda é um tabu – e grande – no hip hop, mas porque o cara não escancara? Ou por que ele fica tão cheio de dedos pra falar sobre isso? “Eu não fui a um bar gay”, que papo é esse… Só se encontra gay em bar gay?

Mas pra mim, ele não é nem gay nem maluco, o papo do Kanye é outro…

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