Comedian Trevor Noah sat down with The Breakfast Club crew this Wednesday. In the interview, the international star talked with Charlamagme Tha God about consent and the issue of toxic masculinity.
“While we’re having a conversation around alcohol and sex, we also need to talk about consent… We also have to talk about toxic masculinity and the way men see themselves in relation to women and a lot of the time, that’s why men are doing what they are doing,” Trevor said.
The Born A Crime author said men don’t handle rejection well because it’s tied into their idea of how “manly” they are. “And if you think about it, this is the mesaaging we got as men growing up, from all spheres, not just our dads.”
He referenced Aaliyah’s 2001 smash hit Try Again. “What would you do, to get to me? What would you say, to have your way? Would you give it up or try again? If I hesitate to let you in?” He asked.
Charlemagne Tha God said the comedian didn’t have to “go back that far” and brought up Miguel’s controversial song How Many Drinks as an example.
Trevor said its time to change the narrative in the music industry and challenged musicians to make songs that promote consent.