'It was kind of like a turning point when I was like, `Yo, this is my cousin. I love him and I've been discriminating against gays.'' — Kanye West, 27, saying 'gay' has become an antonym to hip-hop—and that it needs to be stopped. During an interview for the MTV special All Eyes on Kanye West, the rapper discussed hip-hop and homosexuality while talking about 'Hey Mama,' a song on his new album, Late Registration. West says that when he was young, people would call him a 'mama's boy.' 'And what happened was, it made me kind of homophobic, 'cause it's like I would go back and question myself.' West says he changed his ways when he learned one of his cousins was gay.