Earlier this week, we reported that shock rocker and famed anti-Christian Marilyn Manson was seen praying onstage with Justin Bieber at Kanye West’s Halloween prayer meeting. That these celebrities would share the stage with Manson felt especially inappropriate after the singer was formally accused of abuse by his former girlfriend, actor Evan Rachael Wood, dropped by his label, and accused of sexual assault by a former personal assistant, to name a few of his recently-unearthed transgressions. Now, in a new interview, Kanye has implied that Manson’s abuse allegations were blown out of proportion.
Last night, Kanye appeared on the podcast Drink Champs, to discuss his new album Donda, his recent hardcore conversion to Christianity, and his divorce from Kim Kardashian, among other things. At one point, his friendship with Manson and homophobic rapper Da Baby was brought up…and Kanye’s response was classically bizarre and gross.
“All the #MeToo – like, when I sit next to DaBaby and Marilyn Manson … for five songs, you know, it’s like they can’t cancel a song,” said Kanye, as transcribed by Consequence of Sound. “They’ll hit you with the accusations or somebody who you was with 10 years ago. 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 Nineteen Eighty-Four mind control that we in. And mob mentality.”
Look, no one at The Pit is at all surprised that Kanye West has a skewed and unhinged view of the world. The dude has been so famous for so long that he’s basically lost his grip on reality, and that’s been apparent for some time. But fuck this dude for delegitimizing the experience of abuse survivors. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Manson has a long history of horribly mistreating women, and acting like that wasn’t really abuse because it happened in an expensive apartment and not an alleyway is some textbook rape-culture rhetoric. What a fucking dickhead.
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Words by Chris Krovatin