Kanye West Condemns #MeToo Movement, Defends Marilyn Manson, DaBaby

"This is 1984 mind-control we're in"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Nov 5, 2021

Kanye West has sat down for his first major interview since the release of Donda and the album's listening parties that saw the rapper joined by accused rapist Marilyn Manson and known homophobe DaBaby. Appearing on Revolt TV's "Drink Champs" in a wide-ranging two-hour conversation, Ye also discussed his pending divorce from Kim Kardashian, his vaccine status, Drake, being mad at John Legend and more.

Manson — who is facing four lawsuits and many more accusations concerning alleged accounts of sexual assault and rape — made an appearance at West's Sunday Service last week alongside Justin Bieber and Roddy Ricch, and now West has defended extending the invitation, condemning the #MeToo movement and likening consequences for sexual abuse to "mind-control."

"All the 'Me Too'… like, when I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, right after both of them got cancelled, for five songs, you know, it's like they can't cancel a song," West said at one point.

"They'll hit you with the accusations or somebody who you was with 10 years ago," Ye continued. "And also, there's women who've been through very serious things, pulled in alleys against their will; that's different than a hug, but it's classified as the same thing. It's power and politics. You know, power-hungry maniacs and just control. This is 1984 mind-control we're in."

Ye went on to explain that his divorce from Kardashian has yet to be finalized, and hopes that he can reconcile with the mother of his children. The musician also shared that he no longer "rock[s] with" John Legend or Big Sean after they "got used quick by the Democrats to come at the boy who actually changed their life." Additionally, West revealed that while he is not outright anti-vax, he has only received one dose of his COVID vaccines.

Naturally, he also used the opportunity to take shots at his maybe-nemesis, Drake.

Watch the interview below.

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