Kanye West broke down in tears during a wild rally to launch his presidential campaign, revealing that Kim Kardashian wanted to have an abortion but that God came to him and told him it was not right.
Two weeks after announcing his unlikely bid for president, Kanye West held his first campaign event in South Carolina on Sunday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and with 2020 shaved into his hair.
‘I don’t give a f*** if I win the presidency or not,’ he declared.
‘There are homeless people in front of the Gucci store. I care about these things. And I am in service of God.’
He said he wished to meet with George Soros to discuss building houses, and with Mark Zuckerberg to talk about improving internet connectivity in Africa. He drew condemnation, however, for saying that Harriet Tubman ‘just had the slaves go work for other white people’.
Kanye West breaks down in tears on stage in South Carolina on Sunday
Kanye West is seen with wife Kim Kardashian and their children North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, in a photo posted on Father’s Day – June 21, 2020
The 43-year-old rapper’s rally was held at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston for registered guests only, according to a campaign document obtained by Politico.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, all attendees were told they would be required to wear masks, sign a COVID-19 liability release form and practice social distancing.
The face mask rule was not universally enforced, however, with attendees climbing onto the stage to question West without face masks.
‘Politics, America, Trump, Biden, nor Kanye West can free us,’ he told the crowd.
‘The only thing that can free us is obeying the rules that were given to us as a promised land.’
Recent reports claim that West’s bipolar disorder has ‘impacted his decision-making’ and has left his family ‘very concerned.’
A source told TMZ that the rapper is in the midst of a manic episode caused by bipolar disorder – a condition that he has been open about in the past.
In 2016 West spent time in hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ and was forced to cancel 21 concert dates.
On Sunday night he told a story about his wife Kim Kardashian West’s pregnancy.
Kardashian West, 39, gave birth to their first child together, North, on June 15, 2013.
She also shares sons Saint, 4, Psalm, 1, and two-year-old daughter Chicago with the musician.
‘And let me go to Planned Parenthood,’ he said, beginning the story.
‘My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I’m a rapper. And she said I’m pregnant. She was crying.’
West said he was weighing up what to do, when he received what he interpreted as a sign from God.
He told that he was in Paris, working on his laptop at the time.
‘My screen went black and white,’ he said. ‘And God said, if you f*** with my vision I f*** with yours.
‘And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this child.
‘Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not…