Kanye West: The Kardashians Prepped 'America To Accept Interracial Relationships'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are seen walking in Soho on November 20, 2013 in New York City Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are seen walking in Soho on November 20, 2013 in New York City

Kanye West is no stranger to touting fiancee Kim Kardashian’s impact on the world and now the rapper is praising her ability to change the social climate.

In a new interview on 92.3 NOW Radio, Kanye credited Kim and her reality TV family for helping to change America’s view on interracial relationships.

“A lot of what the Kardshians do, I don’t think they get enough credit for,” he explained. “They prep America to accept interracial relationships.

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“I’m not talking about me, I can hop on a plane. I can date a white woman, I can date a black woman, and no matter what they say in the barber shop don’t matter, because I don’t get my haircut there,” the “Bound 2” rapper continued.

According to Kanye, Kim and the rest of her family – who have had relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds – have helped open up the country’s minds when it comes to dating.

“For the people that do, though, there’s a white woman that’s getting talked down to by her friends because she’s dating a black guy,” the 36-year-old said. “Now you’ve got a point of reference, that you can say, ‘Well, actually this couple right here, that’s dope.’”

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Kanye proposed to Kim in an elaborate proposal at the AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, on her 33rd birthday. The star couple plans to marry sometime in 2014.

-- Jesse Spero

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