Kanye West has spoken for the first time since the release of Donda and he didn’t hold back. Ye shared his thoughts about cancel culture, and he also discussed his beef with Drake.
Ye made a last-minute appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, during which he also revealed that he’s “halfcinated” after receiving just one dose of the Covid vaccine. He likened his feud with Drake to sports, and seemingly there’s no deep hatred between the pair of them, apart from their competitiveness to be the best.
“It’s all psychological, right? So, it’s like what pen, what button is someone gonna hit?” he said. West then compared it to the rivalry between Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield, before adding, “I bit his ear,” comparing himself with Tyson.
Controversially, later in the conversation, he defended working with Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. He said, “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.”
Many women have claimed that Manson has committed sexual assault and rape against them following Rachel Evan Wood coming forward. However, Manson denies the assertions, labelling them a “horrible distortions of reality”. Meanwhile, DaBaby made homophobic comments on stage at Rolling Loud and failed to apologise for his behaviour.
“They’ll hit you with the accusations of somebody who you was with ten 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.”
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