Roger Waters talks Trump, BDS on Tout le monde en parle

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters stopped by Radio-Canada's popular talk show Tout le monde en parle on Sunday and made passionate statements on everything from Donald Trump to the growing Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement.

Pink Floyd founding member talked rumours of band reuniting, spitting incident of 1977, music industry

Roger Waters made bold statements on everything from Donald Trump, to BDS, and the state of the music industry. (Radio-Canada)

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters stopped by Radio-Canada's popular talk show Tout le monde en parle Sunday and made passionate statements on everything from Donald Trump to the growing Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement.

Waters continued his stay in Montreal after it was announced last week the Opéra de Montréal would be turning Pink Floyd's The Wall into an opera in time for city's 375th anniversary.

Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd dispelled any rumours that the popular band would reunite and didn't shy away from addressing the infamous spitting incident in 1977, where he spit on a fan trying to storm the Olympic Stadium stage.

"He was trying to invade my space, it was my stage," joked the Pink Floyd founder.

The musician also lamented the current state of the music business and the rise of streaming services.

"Nobody can make any money out of selling records because as soon as you create a song and record it, your intellectual copyright is immediately stolen by Silicon Valley and all your work is given away by Pandora or Spotify or one of those companies that is only interested in selling soap powder, or Volkswagen, or whatever it might be," he said.

On U.S. presidential hopeful Trump, Waters gave a curt response.

"I've got a limited amount of breath left in my life and I'm not going to waste it talking about Donald Trump," he said.

Waters did, however, spend quite sometime giving his point of view on the BDS movement.

"I've seen firsthand the predicament of the Palestinian people," Waters said.

"They need the support of anybody who cares about justice or love in the world to support their cause to be allowed the basic human right of self-determination."

Last week, Canadian parliament voted by a large majority to condemn BDS campaigns.

Waters said BDS was "a perfectly legitimate form of protest."

"What is dangerous is people who think it should be made illegal to protest peacefully against some foreign regime of which you disapprove," he said.

The rockstar was trending on Twitter in Montreal with many praising Waters' interview.

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