In a wide-ranging new interview, Kanye West or “Ye,” offered his opinion on a number of different controversial topics.
While appearing on Revolt TV’s Drink Champs late Thursday night, the rapper talked politics, the #MeToo movement, cancel culture, and defended collaborating on his new album “Donda” with Marilyn Manson and DaBaby.
“I’ve still got a red hat on today, I’ll let y’all know that,” West, 44, said. “I might not got it on [at the moment] but I’ll let y’all know where I stand.”
West previously told Forbes after visiting the White House when Donald Trump was president, he was “taking the red hat off.”
“One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community,” the fashion designer explained at the time. “Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”
As for working with Manson and DaBaby, who have been accused of sexual assault and homophobia, respectively, West said, “All the #Me Too—like, when I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, right after both of them got canceled, for five songs, you know, it’s like they can’t cancel a song.”
“They’ll hit you with the accusations or somebody who you was with 10 years ago,” he continued. “And also, there’s women who’ve been through very serious things, pulled in alleys against they 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.”
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