Kanye West's campaign rally
Kanye West held his first presidential campaign rally in South Carolina over the weekend.
He delivered a speech, addressing topics such as abortion, racism in America and more.
Here are some of the points he made.
Kanye took to the stage wearing a bulletproof vest, and the year 2020 shaved into his head.
The rapper didn't have a microphone, so he shouted over a crowd of a couple hundred people.
As quoted by The Irish Times, Kanye insisted future events, "will be in rooms where the acoustics will be incredible because I will be involved with the design."
Kanye spoke about racism in the U.S. and shared his opinion of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
He told the crowd that she, "never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people."
Tubman is one of 19th century America's most highly respected figures.
She helped free enslaved black men and women, and she fought for the Union during the Civil War.
There were a lot of people in the crowd who weren't impressed by Kanye's comments.
Here’s more context to what Kanye said. pic.twitter.com/Xv4mMFYqeg
— Raury (@Raury) July 20, 2020
Kanye also spoke about his views on abortion.
He recalled how he wanted his wife Kim Kardashian to have an abortion when she got pregnant with their daughter North.
He said, "[Kim] brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to."
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He continued, "She stood up and she protected that child. I almost killed my daughter."
"My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I’m a rapper. And she said I’m pregnant. She was crying."
The artist said he decided against an abortion when he was sent a sign from God.
He said he was on his computer when suddenly his screen went black and white.
"God said, 'if you f**k with my vision I’m going to f**k with yours.'"
As quoted by Goss, Kanye shouted, "She had the pills in her hand…I almost killed my daughter!"
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"There would have been no Kanye West..."
The rapper also spoke about how his father wanted to abort him, but his mother saved his life.
He said, "There would have been no Kanye West because my Dad was too busy."
As per The Irish Times, Kanye called a pro-choice activist up to the stage.
Kanye West gets emotional while speaking about abortion in South Carolina:
"My Mom saved my life. My Dad wanted to abort me... There would have been no Kanye West."
"I almost killed my daughter." pic.twitter.com/jiGuODxAno
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2020
He told her that he doesn't believe abortion should be illegal, he believes, "there should be an option of maximum increase available."
Kanye explained, "Maximum increase would be, everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars."
"It takes a village to raise a child. Society has been set up for single moms to not have a village, to not have a child."
Kanye West breaks down in tears at a campaign rally.
The rapper launched his presidential campaign suggesting a payment of a million dollars for everyone who has a baby.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) July 20, 2020
The rapper missed the deadline to qualify for ballot in a number of states however, he managed to qualify on the Oklahoma ballot last week.
As per Sky News, he needs at least 10,000 signatures by noon today for South Carolina.