Kanye West claims only white people use the word "bling".
The 'Gold Digger' rapper insists the slang term is now passé and using it makes people look old fashioned.
Kanye told Complex magazine: "Only white people and older black people say 'bling' now. If a white person uses slang too early, then that makes them look like a wigger. But if black people use slang too late, then it makes them look like a wigger."
Kanye celebrated his 30th birthday at New York's Tenjune nightclub in June, where he was presented with a huge cake incorrectly emblazoned with the name "Kayne".
Other guests who helped celebrate the hip-hop star's landmark birthday included Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend Pete Wentz.
As the celebrations began, Kanye said: "I'm in my 20s as we speak right now, but at midnight, I'll be 30. I'm already 30 in Japan and London and everywhere else."