Rapper Kanye West started crying as he delivered an anti-abortion speech at a confused political meeting supposed to mark the start of his candidacy for the United States’ November presidential election on Sunday in Charleston, Carolina South.
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Dressed in a bulletproof jacket with “safety” written on it, Kanye West delivered a disjointed speech during a meeting reserved for guests who had to sign a coronavirus release form, wear masks and practice social distancing, according to the American media.
He said he wanted Kim Kardashian, his wife while pregnant with their daughter North, to have an abortion, and then talked about his father. “My father wanted my mother to have an abortion. My mom saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West because my father was too busy, “said the rapper, starting to cry.
He then spoke unintelligibly for a minute, then shouted, “I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter! “
Elsewhere in his speech, he argued that the famous American abolitionist “Harriet Tubman never really freed slaves, she just made slaves work for other whites”.
Portions of this speech went viral on social media, causing excitement, anger, and concerns about the singer’s mental health.
Kanye West announced his candidacy on Twitter on July 4. He wore a red Make America Great Again cap when meeting with Donald Trump at the White House in 2018, but has since assured that he no longer supports the president.
The rapper has passed the deadline to appear on the official list of candidates in several states, but he is registered on that of Oklahoma.
Observers have noted that his campaign could harm that of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, particularly in the swing states where Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016, and where polls currently place him behind the campaign. ex-vice-president.
“Saying that the black vote is democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy,” Kanye West had said in early July to Forbes magazine, admitting that he would not hesitate to deprive Joe Biden of the votes of the voting black minority mostly for Democrats.