Gay pop star Boy George praised rapper Kanye West for his refreshing attitude to homosexuals.

The former Culture Club frontman is horrified by the anti-gay lyrics and attitude in the hip-hop community and praises West for being an individual by declaring homophobia as wrong.

In the past, West said, "I don't have to be a homosexual to feel that it's not right to bash homosexuals."

Presenting West with his International Male Solo Artist gong at the Brit Awards last night (15FEB06), George said, "Kanye is the first hip-hop star to say something positive about gays.

"Big up the batty man!"