He's also a major douchebag, as evidenced with his most recent interview in Spin Magazine. Here is my favorite quote:
KANYE: There's certain things that black people are the best at and certain things that white people are the best at. Whatever we as black people are the best at, I'ma go get that. Like, on Christmas I don't want any food that tastes white. And when I go to purchase a house, I don't want my credit to look black. [Laughs]
SPIN: And what foods would fall into that category?
KANYE: White-people food? You know what it is. You never ate fried chicken and said, "This tastes white." It's America. People know the stereotypes. I play to the stereotypes. I believe in the stereotypes. And I submit to them. [Affects a black, Southern accent] "Man, black people sure can cook some chicken! And I'ma get some black chicken."
Yeah, Kanye isn't racist. And neither was Axl Rose.