Kanye West says he's 'proud' of Caitlyn Jenner for 'breaking ground': 'F**k what people say'

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Kanye West continues to be a champion of Caitlyn Jenner.

The 38-year-old rapper opened up about his feelings toward Caitlyn to fashion website SHOWstudio, where he made it clear that when he first learned that Caitlyn Jenner would be introducing herself to the world, his only concerns were about what other people would think.

"The first thing I thought about was a black radio show host maybe possibly making jokes because the black culture is generally homophobic," admitted Kanye. "Then it was like, 'F**k what people say. F**k what people think."

"I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come," Kanye continued.

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During the lengthy interview, the rapper also posited that were it not for stigma, Keeping Up With the Kardashians would be an Emmy-winning program.

"My wife and my family should've had plenty of Emmys by now," Kim Kardashian's husband explained. "But reality shows are considered to be like rap was when the Mondrian [hotel] wouldn't let Run-D.M.C. and motherf**ing Will Smith stay there because they were rappers."

"The idea of a reality star not being allowed into a fashion show or not being nominated for their show, even if it's the longest running and the most popular and... everybody I know watches it," he added.

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Of course, Kanye's support of Caitlyn is nothing new. Back in April, during her interview with Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn revealed that the Yeezus rapper was a key figure in helping Kim understand her transition.

"Kim told me a story," Caitlyn told Diane. "She goes, 'You know what really turned me around on thinking about this?' And I said 'What?' She goes 'Kanye.'"

"They were talking about it and he says to Kim, 'Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me. If I can't be true to myself, they don't mean anything,'" she explained. "Since then, Kimberly has been by far the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to about it."

Hell yeah, Kanye!

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Kanye West says he's 'proud' of Caitlyn Jenner for 'breaking ground': 'F**k what people say'
US singer Kanye West leaves St Paul's Cathedral in central London, on February 20, 2015, after attending a memorial service for Louise Wilson, the former director of the fashion course at London's Central Saint Martins (CSM) college. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Kanye West (C) attends the Ralph Lauren fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson SQ. on February 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson SQ. on February 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Kanye West attends the Jeremy Scott show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Milk Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Kanye West is seen arriving at Jeremy Scott fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Milk Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Kanye West attends the Jeremy Scott show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Milk Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Kanye West attends the Jeremy Scott show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Milk Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
We are well aware by now that Kanye doesn’t like to smile — But at Super Bowl XLIX he seemed even more surly than usual.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Wayne Brady take a selfie during 'The BET Honors' 2015 at Warner Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Katie Couric and John Molner attend John Legend Celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album 'Get Lifted' At CATCH NYCat CATCH NYC on January 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EMM Group)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend The 2015 BET Honors Awards at Warner Theatre on January 24, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Debra L. Lee attend The 2015 BET Honors Awards at Warner Theatre on January 24, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Debra L. Lee, Philippe Dauman, and Deborah Dauman attend the 2015 BET Honors at the Warner Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: TV personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend 'The BET Honors' 2015 at Warner Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck attend John Legend Celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album 'Get Lifted' at CATCH NYC on January 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EMM Group)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seen on the streets of Midtown Manhattan on January 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seen at LAX on January 07, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 27: Kanye West seen outside the Balenciaga show on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Kayne West is seen in Soho on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kanye West performs live for fans at Qantas Credit Union Arena on September 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kanye West performs live for fans at Qantas Credit Union Arena on September 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist Kanye West performs on the Marilyn Stage during day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist Kanye West performs on the Marilyn Stage during day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 08: Rapper Kanye West performs at the Lands End Stage during day 1 of the 2014 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 08: Rapper Kanye West performs at the Lands End Stage during day 1 of the 2014 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 04: Kanye West performs on stage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 17: Kanye West attends the 2014 Cannes Lions on June 17, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Didier Baverel/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kanye West is seen on May 23, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian (C) pushes a stroller next to her partner Kanye West (L) and her mother Kris Jenner (back-R) as they leave their hotel on May 23, 2014 in Paris. Hip hop star Kanye West and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian are expected to tie the knot this weekend, fuelling speculation about the wedding's location. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Kanye West (C) gestures as he leaves his hotel on May 23, 2014 in Paris. Hip hop star Kanye West and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian are expected to tie the knot in the next few days, fuelling speculation about the wedding's location. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian (C) pushes a stroller next to her partner Kanye West (front) and her mother Kris Jenner (2L) as they leave their hotel on May 23, 2014 in Paris. Hip hop star Kanye West and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian are expected to tie the knot this weekend, fuelling speculation about the wedding's location. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - MARCH 25: Kanye West sighting on March 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Kanye West is seen at LAX on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Kanye West performs onstage as Samsung Galaxy presents JAY Z and Kanye West at SXSW on March 12, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 05: Kanye West speaks at Surface Magazine's DesignDialogues No. 6 With Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kanye West And Jacques Herzog at Moore Building on December 5, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Recording artist Kanye West visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Recording artist Kanye West (R) visits 'Sway in the Morning' with Sway Calloway (L) on Eminem's Shade 45 at the SiriusXM Studios on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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