Kanye West Defends Marilyn Manson And DaBaby: ‘It’s Power And Politics’

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Kanye West has come out in defence of Marilyn Manson and DaBaby and seemingly criticised the #MeToo movement.

During a filmed YouTube interview on Drink Champs, released on Thursday, West discussed his recent collaboration with Manson and DaBaby on his album Donda after the pair joined him at a controversial listening party in Chicago in August.

'When I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby right after both of them got cancelled for five songs, it’s like, they can’t cancel us all!' West noted.

'They’ll hit you with an accusation of somebody you was with 10 years ago. And also, there’s women who’ve been through really 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 that we’re in.'

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Photo credit: MEGA - Getty Images

In recent years, more than a dozen women, including actor Evan Rachel Wood, have come forward with allegations against the Manson relating to sexual, psychological, and physical abuse. In court papers filed in Los Angeles in July, the 52-year-old’s lawyers stated there is ‘not a shred of evidence’ to support the claims.

Last year DaBaby apologised after video footage came to light of him allegedly assaulting a woman in a nightclub. In July he defended himself after receiving backlash over homophobic comments he made at Rolling Loud Miami festival. ‘I wasn’t going on no rant,’ he said on social media, per NME.

West also went on to address 'Cancel Culture', admitting he is ‘above it’. ‘I love [Cancel Culture],’ he noted. ‘I’m above it... I’m running to get cancelled.’

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Photo credit: (C)Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

Later in West’s interview he addressed his ongoing divorce from his wife Kim Kardashian, who reportedly filed divorce papers in February.

Discussing Kardashian’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, he noted per Vulture: 'SNL making my wife say "I divorced him" on TV because they just wanted to get that bar off. And I ain't never even see the papers, we not even divorced.'

‘They ain’t no joke to me. My kids want they parents to stay together. I want us to be together.’

He also credited his wife for 'changing the idea of beauty'.

West also revealed he has spoken to the pastor at his church about his marriage, explaining that he told him about ‘wanting to put his family back together’.

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Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

Referring to Kardashian’s reality shows, he said: ‘This is my family E! This is my family, Hulu.’

As for the Coronavirus pandemic, West admitted that he was not fully vaccinated against the virus.

'I travelled to Paris a couple weeks ago and I had to go through Lisbon 'cause you can go through Lisbon without being vaccinated,' he said.

'I only got one of the shots, so I'm "halfcinated." And Lisbon is a 15-hour ride.’

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