Kanye West has some concerns about the #MeToo movement.
In his new interview with David Letterman on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, the rapper says that in the wake of #MeToo, men in positions of power are afraid.
“We as a society are constantly in fear,” West said, according to Pitchfork.
At that point, Letterman responded, “Well you mention a general fear of the male side of this situation. I would submit that it’s not equal by any equation to the fear women feel being the other side of that.”
“I’m definitely supportive of the women,” West tried to clarify. “What I’m saying is we’re not allowed to have any conversation. When you go to court, both sides can talk. This is a court of public opinion where when someone bombs first, the war is supposedly over.”
Letterman countered, “These lessons are learned slowly, and that may be the way it’s perceived now, but with future reinforcement and enlightenment, there may be a more reasonable expression of friendliness between the sexes that isn’t threatening to women.”
The new season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, featuring interviews with West, Ellen DeGeneres and more, is now streaming on Netflix.