Gay Fish... I never really liked fish

If you haven't seen the South Park skit yet you must be living under a rock because that's all the world has been talking about for the past couple of days... but here is it anyway for those who have not.

Just in case you don't get the "gay fish" joke... this video explains

Now Kanye has said some things recently that would make one say hmmmmm but I want to know what my Renaissance Black People think about the issue. Is Kanye Gay?

If so do you think it would ruin his career if he came out?

Isn't it kinda cool or cliche to be gay now? Gay people are ruling the world. They are not only the trendsetters in the fashion industry... they now are the music executives, the radio/tv personalities, so why is it still not OK to openly accept gays in the hip hop industry because fact of the matter is this is how this whole thing came about because Kanye West defends gay people on the regular.

So hit me in the comments... its RBW water cooler time!


Keith April 13, 2009 at 10:35 AM

I've heard him say that he was tired of the discrimination against them and that he was not going to be a gay basher, which I applaud..because in the uber macho hip hop world they have been unfairly bashed a lot.

I have never actually heard him say that he was gay himself..A couple of my boys have been saying that he has "come out of the closet" but I can't find a direct quote in any magazine or on the internet in which he says that.

I just think his defense of gays is a civil rights stance, a noble and courageous one at that..until I
hear or see different.

Lina April 13, 2009 at 10:57 AM

I wouldn't outright call Kanye much as I think he's effeminate. Some women like it, some don't. If however he was gay, then being a gay rapper is a first.

Ms. Liryc April 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM

From what I heard, Kanye has openly stated that he isn't homosexual. He acknowledges the fact that he has done some questionable things but he denounces any indication that he is gay. He says that he does have gay people in his entourage, but he isn't.

I think it is ok if he came out the closet or what have you. Those in the hip-hop industry have a bad view of being gay and they are afraid that they'd be ridiculed and persecuted for their choice, but again they must remember it is THEIR choice.. no one else's. Who gives a shyt!! you choose what you choose..

YoungBlackBeauty April 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM

I don't think Kane is gay at all. I love his confidence and cockiness and frankly he wouldn't be Kanye with out it. People should let him be. To say Kanye is gay judging only by his outward appearance is to say that homosexuals "look" and act a certain way. That's stereotyping. Defending homosexuality only shows acceptance. I get it. I get him. Leave 'em lone. LOL

Blu Jewel April 13, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Personally, I don't care one way or another if Kanye is gay or not, but if per chance he is, I think it would be good for him to come out. Yea, he'll probably catch a lot of flack for it, but isn't it better than being on the dang DL? I have more respect for someone who'll accept their sexuality than one who hides and/or lies about it.

Acceptance on any level is a good thing.

love to live; live to love!

kay* April 13, 2009 at 1:56 PM

i don't think kanye's gay but really - nowadays who knows. i think his current style is what's gotten people talking about whether he is or isn't - and truthfully i think it's just his 'look' for this album. his first album he was all geek chic with sweater vests and such, his next album he was the louis vuitton don - pulled together in an expensive way kinda look. this look is a kinda throwback look of the 80s with fitted jeans and such..a slightly androgynous look which was big then. on his next album i think he'll switch it up again.

to answer your question - if he was gay and came out i definitely think it'd impact his career. he'd still be hott but he'd definitely pull smaller #'s in comparison to what he does now. he's a brilliant rapper and very talented and good at what he does but the fact is, i think, that homophobia is still very much alive in the black community and he would definitely lose some fans/supporters who aren't 'down' with gays. me - i don't care who you sleep with/love if it doesn't impact me so i'd still be a fan of his.

good post/topic!

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM

I don't care for Kanye, so I don't care wheter or not he's gay. If he is and came out, I don't think it would make any difference toward his career. But I don't think that he would do as many calaborations. But, that's cool, cause I'm sick of those anyway.

I'd love the fact that he did the "Swagger like Us" calabo BEFORE coming out. I think that would be cool. The song said swagger like US, not swagger like HIM, THEM, or HER.

Now I kinda hope he is gay cause I wanna see what's gonna happen.

Lauren April 13, 2009 at 11:24 PM

i don't really care about the whole Kanye gay thing, but the episode was dumb funny, especially when he was trying to figure out the joke on the board... lmao. too much

Video Vix[o]n April 13, 2009 at 11:28 PM

^^^ that last comment was from me, but somebody else was logged in, my bad...

Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 12:06 AM

ummm...i really dont care who is gay and who is not gay....

Smarty Jones April 14, 2009 at 2:36 AM

I don't give a damn crap whether he is or not. I think that it's jacked up that anyone who defends or stands up for gay people is immediately branded as gay.
That's juvenile and it needs to be stopped. I'll be the first to admit that Kanye is a lil' touched, but it has nothing to do with his sexuality. The man is still mourning. He's an only child who lost his mother and he has the whole world watching him.
He is trying to find his way without his mother, his biggest supporter, the one person who loved him no matter how arrogant, egotistical and downright dumb he could be.
None of that makes the man gay. But if he is/were, so the freak what? It doesn't in any way diminish his talent.
Let's move on from this mess. GAH!
I'm sooooo passionate about this issue. Sheeeet, I almost got into it with one of my best friends because she insulted one of my gays. I was almost ready to fight her for that ish. NOBODY messes with my gays!

Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I don't think Kanye is gay. I'm still trying to figure out what they are basing it on...his clothes?! Yes he's a little metrosexual but that doesn't automatically make him gay. Would I date him? Probably not b/c I don't like my men metrosexual.

Sista GP April 14, 2009 at 8:40 PM

My rock is actually a boulder.

Tuotierugif >^..^<© April 14, 2009 at 10:11 PM

This has to be one of my fav episodes! lol

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