Yesterday, in an interview with the New York Times, Kanye West compared himself to Steve Jobs saying, "I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve [Jobs] of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture."
While his claim may have seemed outlandish, it turns out one person thought the comparison to Steve made sense...but in the worst way possible.
Dres of Black Sheep—best known for their 1991 hip-hop classic, "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)"—went on Twitter and said Kanye was a lot like Steve Jobs because they were both powerful gay men. Peep his tweet below.
Kanye... like Steve Jobs... is one of the most powerful gay men in the world.... God Bless Him— Dres (@DresBlacksheep) June 12, 2013
Dres clearly has his facts wrong. Not only because Kanye isn't gay but because neither was Steve Jobs. Ironically, Apple's current CEO Tim Cook (who succeeded Jobs after he passed away) is actually gay. In fact, Out Magazine has ranked Cook No. 1 in the list of the most powerful gay men and women in the US for three years running.
This is the second time this year an early '90s rapper has made homophobic statements about Kanye West. This past February Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar called Kanye gay for wearing a skirt and later released a diss song, "Lift Up Your Skirt."