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.
“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.’”
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