Popular International United States rapper and fashion designer Kanye West broke down in tears on Sunday 19 July at a rally to launch his surprise US presidential campaign for November’s presidential elections.
Wearing a bullet-proof jacket marked “security” and with 2020 shaved onto the back of his head, 43-year-old West gave an hour-long rambling speech in which he ranted about abortion and pornography and argued policy with attendees.
West told the audience at a wedding and convention venue in Charleston, South Carolina, how he had wanted his wife, Kim Kardashian, to get 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 mum 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!”
The event was for registered guests only, and all attendees were required to sign a COVID-19 liability release form as well as wear masks and practice social distancing, US media reported.
He has offered virtually no details about his campaign, but the hip-hop star – who famously wore a “Make America Great Again” cap to a 2018 Oval Office meeting with incumbent President Donald Trump – said he no longer supports the president. Read here