Rapper Kanye West has officially launched his U.S. presidential bid in an unorthodox rally in which he ranted about historical figure Harriet Tubman and broke down over abortion. The venue appeared to lack audience microphones, so the rapper repeatedly asked the crowd to be silent.
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West's monologue in Charleston, South Carolina, was impassioned and frequently incoherent; Below, we've outlined some of the factual inaccuracies and partly alarming claims from his 2020 campaign launch.
Rapper Kanye West teared up while recalling the time he and wife Kim Kardashian considered aborting their child.
Without elaborating his political plans or pointing out that he does not care whether he wins the presidency, West instead shared details of his personal life, revealing that his father wanted to abort him.
"My mom saved my life", an increasingly emotional West continued, "There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy!"
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In another moment, West shared a story about how he and wife Kim Kardashian West nearly had an abortion, which is when he became emotional about his own past and biological father. You know who else protected a child?
Rapper Kanye West speaks during his meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2018.
West also denounced abortion, saying that there should be legal and financial incentives to help struggling mothers avoid the practice.
"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'. "There would have been no Kanye West".
The controversial figure also claimed that Harriet Tubman, a civil rights activist, "never actually freed the slaves".
He also cited himself as an example, claiming that he and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian nearly got an abortion while she was pregnant with their first child North.