Kanye West had his first presidential campaign rally, where he went from being in good spirits to sobbing as he explained why he's against abortion.
The rally was held in Charleston, South Carolina last night and launched into topics including religion, addiction, guns and his personal experience with the idea of abortion.
On the subject of abortion, Kanye cried as he revealed, “My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would've been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy.”
As he sobbed he said, "I almost killed my daughter. In the Bible it says, 'Thou shall not kill.' I remember my girlfriend [now wife, Kim Kardashian] called me screaming and crying. She she was pregnant and for one month, and two months, and three months we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand.”
Kanye said he was in the Paris apartment where his wife was actually robbed when, “the screen went black and white and God said, ‘If you f--k with my vision, I'm gonna f--k with yours. And I called my wife, and she said, 'We're gonna have this baby.' I said, 'We're gonna have this child.’
He ended with, "Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech. She brought North into the world.”
Kanye covered a bunch of other topics during his speech:
Kanye talked about healthcare, and shared his own story on being prescribed painkillers. He said:”I stubbed my toe two years ago. I went to the doctor because I gotta Ye everything up.When I got there, five doctors asked me if I wanted pain medication.At the end of the year they give out awards to the people who have given out the most medication."
"After getting plastic surgery, that was a slippery slope to getting addicted to Percocets. I was addicted. I would live in this McMansion, in this gated community and I would drive to Calabasas, high as a motherf—er.We are trapped in a loop. We are going to break that trap.”
Splitting the Black vote:
After Kanye decided to run for president, the commentary in the media is that he would ‘split the black vote’. During his speech, he responded to that idea: ”The most racist thing that's ever been said out loud is the idea that if Kanye West runs for president, that I'm gonna split the Black votes.”
He also said: "Harriet Tubman actually never freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people. The National Basketball Association is not owned by any Blacks. Universal Music is not owned by any Blacks.”
"You don't see the real power. You don't know who's putting the internet in your school just to track you. You don't know who's targeting you. You don't know who's the head of the boards. I am not on the board at Adidas. I am not on the board at Gap. And that has to change today, or I walk away."
When asked about his stance on gun violence in the U.S.,West said,“Shooting guns are fun. The thing is if you guys put down all your weapons,when other countries come in and you have no weapons, what do you think is going to happen? You will be enslaved. Guns don't kill people. People kill people."
On winning or losing the election:
"I don't give a f--- if I win the presidency or not. God has a plan for us as his people to be finally free.Politics, America, Trump, Biden nor Kanye West can free us. If this is over right now, I'm over ... and if I'm over, guess what else is over right now? The country's over.”
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