Black Male Fashion

From Little Richard to André 3000, ostentatious style has long helped define the black-male ethos. So why do Kanye West's sartorial choices bring out homophobia?

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Kanye West

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Prince

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World Class Wreckin' Cru

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Little Richard

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Eddie Murphy

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Fonzworth Bentley

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George Clinton

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Walt Frazier

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Jack Johnson

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Deion Sanders

P. Diddy

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Andre 3000