Kanye West has dismissed #MeToo and “cancel culture” as being part of “1984 mind control” and “mob mentality.”
In a nearly two and half hour interview with Revolt TV’s “Drink Champs,” the 44-year-old rapper dismissed the flood of public sex assault claims as “power and politics” by “power-hungry maniacs.”
“All the #MeToo – like, when I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby right after both of them got cancelled… it’s like, they can’t cancel us all!” said the star, who has formally changed his name to Ye.
He has worked with both musicians despite their scandals, with DaBaby accused of a homophobic tirade at a concert and shock rocker Manson, 52, accused of violent sexual attacks on a slew of women.
Without detailing the allegations against either of the pals he mentioned, Ye dismissed the seriousness of most #MeToo complaints.
“They’ll hit you with the accusations or somebody who you was with 10 years ago,” said the star, who admitted during the interview that he still “wants to be” with estranged wife Kim Kardashian.
“Also, there’s women who’ve been through really serious things, pulled in alleys against they will – that’s different than a hug, but it’s classified as the same thing,” he claimed.
“It’s power and politics. You know, power-hungry maniacs and just, control,” he said.
“This is 1984 mind control that we in,” he said, referring to the George Orwell novel about a dystopian society under constant government control. “And mob mentality,” he said.
Ye laughed when asked his personal thoughts on cancel culture, though.
“Ah man, I love it — I’m above it,” he said, joking that he was deliberately daring critics to cancel him by giving his latest interview.
Ye also made clear that he still supports former President Trump, despite getting attacked for proudly wearing a red MAGA hat.
“I’ve still got a red hat on today, I’ll let y’all know that — I might not got it on, but I’ll let y’all know where I stand,” he said with a smile.
DaBaby and Manson both worked with Ye on his “Donda” album. Manson, who also appeared with Ye at his Sunday Service on Halloween, has always denied the serious sexual assault allegations against him.