Kanye West put on a Bad Company show — but not the kind that classic rock fans might have been hoping for.
Instead, during the 44-year-old hip-hop superstar’s third — and reportedly highly lucrative — “Donda” listening party, held Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago, he trotted out Marylyn Manson and DaBaby.
The latter two currently rank among the most divisive and disgraced performers to have graced both Billboard’s Hot 100 — and the music industry’s list of persona non grata superstars.
This past July, Manson, 52, surrendered to police officers in regard to a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly launching a “snot rocket” at a female video-maker. That came in the wake of four women filing sexual assault claims against him. Manson denied those allegations.
Meanwhile, also in July, DaBaby got himself banned from Lollapalooza and Governor’s Ball after the 29-year-old unspooled offensive homophobic comments about HIV/AIDS “and them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks” while performing at the Rolling Loud Miami music festival. He has since said he “never meant to offend anybody” in a non-apology.
Reps for the newly/legally rechristened “Ye” did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment about fraternizing with Manson and DaBaby.
But according to the Daily Mail, DaBaby raps on the much-anticipated “Donda” album (for some reason, according to the outlet, he may have replaced Jay-Z), but Manson had nothing to do with it. And the white-faced ghoul did not murmur a word during what is said to have been his first public appearance since the assault claims.
The most logical element of this questionable spectacle: The normally attention-loving Kanye (he “remarried” ex-wife Kim Kardashian and set himself on fire that night) — who had an elaborate stage set that included a replica of his beloved, baby blue boyhood home — came out with a black mask covering his face. We’re guessing that he couldn’t bear to be seen among his pair of pariah pals.
Then again, maybe, to twist a Tarantino movie title, they’ll emerge as America’s most inflammatory supergroup: The Hateful Three.
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