Kanye West launches 2020 presidential bid with a rambling campaign rally
US rapper Kanye West broke down in tears on Sunday at the chaotic launch of his rare campaign to unseat Donald Trump as president in November elections.
Wearing a bullet-proof jacket marked “security,” West gave a rambling speech in which he claimed he had wanted his wife,
Kim Kardashian, to undergo an abortion and that renowned American abolitionist Harriet Tubman “never freed the slaves.”
West told the event in Charleston, South Carolina, how he had wanted his wife to undergo an abortion
when she was pregnant with North, their oldest daughter. He then revealed his father also had wanted to abort him.
“My dad wanted to abort me.
My mom saved my life.
There would’ve been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” West said, bursting into tears.
He later shouted, “I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!”
At another point during his speech, he said,
“Harriet Tubman never freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people.”
West’s speech, clips of which went viral on social media, provoked confusion, anger and concern for the musician’s mental health.
The event attended by registered guests only, and they required all attendees to sign
a Covid-19 liability releases form and wear masks and practice social distancing, US media reported.
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