Kanye West says Caitlyn Jenner transition is ‘the strongest thing to happen in our existence’

The rapper praises Jenner in premiere of new reality TV show 'I Am Cait'

Kanye West has praised the courage of Caitlyn Jenner during the premiere of new reality TV show I Am Cait.

The programme, a spin-off of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, follows West’s step parent-in-law as she adjusts to life after her recent gender transition. The show aired on E! on Sunday night (July 26).

In the clip, streaming beneath, the rapper says: “I think it’s one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings, that are so controlled by perception.”

“You couldn’t have been up against more. Your daughter’s a supermodel, you’re a celebrity… and it was still like, ‘Fuck it everybody, this is who I am’.”

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Jenner said that whilst she had “never been close” to West, she nonetheless admires his “open-mindedness”. Watch the clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5K6R4MYTg

Jenner introduced the Culture Club onto the stage during their Los Angeles gig on Friday (July 24).

Jenner appeared in the Greek Theatre stage prior to the band’s second gig at the venue this week. She introduced the band and received a standing ovation from the crowd before the band arrived to perform.

Witnesses report that the transgender Olympic athelete said: “Caitlyn Jenner in the house for her first Culture Club concert!” as she arrived on stage and later added: “This is going to be a good group. Thank you so much. Enough about me. Thank you for being here. This is so much fun for me.’

Boy George later mentioned their unexpected compere, saying to the crowd: “I expected a standing ovation for her and I wasn’t disappointed. We need to celebrate the kinds of changes that are happening.’
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