American rapper and shoe designer Kanye West had an emotional campaign rally in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday.
This is the rapper’s first campaign event since he announced his plan to run for the presidency.
West launched his first presidential campaign rally, the Yeezy way.
The presidential aspirant went inside the building wearing a security vest and 2020 shaved on his head and addressed the crowd without any mic.
The crowds cheered for him shouting “Yeezy” before he started with his speech.
He started laying down his plans by saying that in future events, the acoustics will be better.
This is because he will be part of the design team on it.
On Abortion, Black-ownership and Harriet Tubman
During his campaign rally, West talked about different issues, such as black-ownership, Harriet Tubman, and abortion.
During his talk about abortion, West suddenly broke down.
He started the story with a confession that he wanted to abort his child before with socialite Kim Kardashian.
However, Kardashian “stood up, and she protected that child,” said West.
West continued to tell about him and his father.
He said that his father wanted to abort him but his mom “saved” his life.
“There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” he said.
West also talks about his views on abortion.
“Abortion should be legal,” he said.
However, he also added that “everybody that has a baby gets a million-dollar”.
West also talked about his controversial view on American abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
“Well, Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves,” said West.
“She just had the slaves go work for other white people”.
At one point, West also pointed out the lack of Black owners in the NBA and Universal Music Group.
Some people found the event funny, some found it useless and some think that he is trying to divide the Black vote from Joe Biden.
However, due to his sudden outburst during the event, people also became worried about his mental health.
One person created a petition to help West be “stable”.