Looks like Rumors revolving around Kanye West dropping out from the presidential run are not true after all. In a Bizarre turn of events, the rapper is back, and how. On Sunday night, Kanye West held his first rally in South Carolina, for his last-minute presidential campaign. It could only be described as chaotic from start to finish. The rapper ranted against abortion, pornography, argued policy with attendees and at one point even broke down in hysterical tears.
The 43-year-old rapper’s rally was held at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston for registered guests only. The attendees were required to wear masks, sign a COVID-19 liability release form and practice social distancing.
“Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves”
West appeared on stage with ‘2020’ shaved into the back of his head and wearing what appeared to be a Bulletproof military-style vest.
Kanye rambled an unscripted rant on various topics. However, everything the rapper said did not go down well with the audience. The onlookers grew upset and resounded groans of disapproval when the rapper attacked Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist. Tubman escaped from slavery and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people.
Kanye went on to say, “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves work for other white people,” he said at one point when discussing economic inequality.
“Politics, America, Trump, Biden, nor Kanye West can free us”
The rapper’s recent stint has done little to clarify if he’s actually running for presidency. West, a former supporter of President Donald Trump, has people wondering whether his campaign is genuine or a publicity stunt to help sell albums or merchandise.
In fact, Kanye seemed to suggest he was more interested in putting out a message than winning the presidency.
“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 even went on to say, “Politics, America, Trump, Biden, nor Kanye West can free us. The only thing that can free us is obeying the rules that were given to us as a promised land. Freedom does not come from an election. The freedom comes from you not loading up the pornography. The freedom comes from you not taking the Percocet.”
“I almost killed my daughter!”
The event hit another level of emotional intensity when Kanye started hysterically crying on stage, talking about his wife’s almost abortion and recalling his emotional past. The stunned onlookers were even seen trying to calm the rapper down with applause and positive encouragement, however, it didn’t seem to work.
On the topic of Planned Parenthood, Kanye recalled the time his wife, Kim Kardashian West broke the news of her pregnancy to him. “My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. She said ‘I’m pregnant’.”
West, who was in Paris at the time, described contemplating what to do when he had a divine intervention. “My screen went black and white,” he said. “And God said, if you f*** with my vision I f*** with yours.” The rapper revealed he immediately called Kim and said they were gonna have the baby. “Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to.” The confession seemed to be too overwhelming to the rapper who yelled at the crowd, “She had the pills in her hand,” as he broke down screaming, “I almost killed my daughter!”
Kanye also grew emotional talking about how he was nearly aborted by his parents himself. “My Mum saved my life. My Dad wanted to abort me,” he said. “There would have been no Kanye West. Because my Dad was too busy.”
“Everybody who has a baby gets a million dollars or something.”
He argued that abortion should be legal but heavily discouraged. Kanye suggested, as president he would promote a policy that required the government to give women money for bearing children, in order to discourage abortion. “Everybody who has a baby gets a million dollars or something.”
The rapper’s breakdown comes after reports claiming that West’s bipolar disorder has ‘impacted his decision-making’ and has left his family ‘very concerned.’ An insider source even revealed 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 a hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ and was forced to cancel 21 concert dates.
Writer, Natasha Rothwell and Comedian Tom Segura were among those who voiced out their concerns.
Securing the ballot in Oklahoma
On Saturday evening, West urged his 29.8 million Twitter followers to help him acquire signatures to get on South Carolina’s ballot.
“Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations,” West wrote, sharing a list of locations. “You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country.”
West was able to get on the ballot in Oklahoma this week by paying a $35,000 fee before the cut-off deadline in lieu of getting petition signatures. There is a small chance that West could muster enough petition signatures to get him on the ballots in a few states.
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