Kanye West burst into tears during a wild rally to start his presidential campaign. He revealed that Kim Kardashian wanted to have an abortion, but that God came to him and told him that it was not right.
Two weeks after announcing his unlikely presidential bid, Kanye West hosted his first campaign event in South Carolina on Sunday.
"I don't give F *** if I win the presidency or not," he said.
“There are homeless people in front of the Gucci store. I take care of these things. And I am in the service of God. & # 39;
Kanye West bursts into tears on stage in South Carolina on Sunday
Kanye West can be seen with wife Kim Kardashian and their children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm in a photo released on Father's Day – June 21, 2020
The 43-year-old rapper's rally was held for registered guests only, according to a campaign document received from Politico, at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston.
During the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, all participants were told to wear masks, sign a COVID-19 liability release form, and practice social distancing.
However, the face mask rule was not generally enforced because the participants climbed on stage to interview West without face masks.
"Politics, America, Trump, Biden or Kanye West can free us," he told the crowd.
"The only thing that can free us is compliance with the rules that have been given to us as a promised land."
West told a story about his wife Kim Kardashian West's pregnancy.
Kardashian West, 39, gave birth to their first child, North, on June 15, 2013.
She also shares the sons Saint, 4, Psalm, 1 and the two-year-old daughter Chicago with the musician.
"And let me go to parenting," he said, starting the story.
"My friend called me crying and crying. I am a rapper. And she said I'm pregnant. She was crying. & # 39;
West said he was considering what to do when he received what he interpreted as a sign from God.
He said that he was in Paris and was working on his laptop at the time.
"My screen went black and white," he said.
& # 39; And God said if you fuck with my vision, I fuck with yours.
"And I called my girlfriend and said we will have this child.
"Even if my wife divorced me after that speech, she brought North into this world when I didn't want to."
He shouted to the crowd, "She was holding the pills."
He shouted: "I almost killed my daughter!"
The 43-year-old West only spoke to the audience at the rally for registration in South Carolina
The rally participants wore face masks, but removed them to go on stage and question West
West became more emotional and then told the story of his own childhood.
"My mother saved my life. My father wanted to abort me, ”he said.
& # 39; There would have been no Kanye West. Because my father was too busy. & # 39;
West spent much of the time discussing abortion and announced that women should receive government money to help prevent abortion.
"Abortion should be legal, but the maximum increase option should be available," he said.
"Everyone who has a baby gets a million dollars or so."
Pointing out that Steve Jobs was adopted, he said that a village is needed to raise a child, and stressed that he wanted all mothers to be free from childcare concerns.
"Steve Jobs was adopted," he said.
“It takes a village to raise a child. No matter how much money you have. Society is set up so that single women do not have a village.
"So I moved to a small town in Cody, Wyoming."
West told the crowd of maybe a hundred people that he wanted to use graphs to illustrate his position on abortion, but had changed his mind after a backlash on social media.
He tweeted a picture of a six-month-old fetus on July 8 and then deleted it.
"I even heard that they could stop for up to eight months," he said.
Kanye West went to Twitter to explain that six-month fetuses are "souls" who deserve to live in a now-deleted tweet that builds on the Pro-Life platform that he announced in his Forbes interview
"I wanted to show everyone what a six-month-old baby looks like that can be legally broken off in New York."
West wrongly described the law in New York.
New York law provides for women to have an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy if "the fetus is not viable or the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the patient".
West continued: “Then I got a backlash on social media.
"I'll tell you what, I hit back the backlash.
"At this point in time, if the baby is conceived, it is a soul – a real living being."
He said he was concerned about gun violence, but supported gun ownership.
"If other countries come in and you have no weapons, what do you think will happen?" he asked.
"You are enslaved.
& # 39; weapons don't kill people; People kill people. & # 39;
West also discussed racism in the United States and said he wanted to be on the boards of Adidas and Gap – for which he designs clothing.
He referred to his own fortune several times and noticed that he laughed: "As I said to another billionaire …" and then subsided.
West said black culture was too often exploited by white-owned companies.
"I'm tired of white companies using this black icon so we can look up and say we are," he said.
The 43-year-old rapper previously supported Donald Trump, but is now challenging him
On Saturday night, West, a former supporter of President Donald Trump, asked his 29.8 million Twitter followers to help him get signatures to participate in the state vote.
"Hi folks, please log in to go to one of these venues in South Carolina," he wrote, listing eight venues. "You can also register on the website."
The rally of the father of four children takes place just a few days after the alleged termination of the 2020 presidential election.
Steve Kramer, an election strategist hired by West to focus on putting his name on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina, told Intelligencer on Thursday, "He's out".
Kramer claimed that at the time West's offer was always serious, with 180 people working in Florida when the decision was made to abandon the effort.
West asked his 29.8 million followers to help him get signatures to participate in the state vote
“I'll let you know what I know once I've canceled all of our things. We had over 180 people out there today, ”he said to the outlet when the Florida campaign seemed to be over.
"I can't say anything good or bad about Kanye," he added later.
“Everyone has their own decision about why they make decisions. Running for president must be one of the hardest things anyone can think about at this level. & # 39;
Campaign professionals told the intelligence officer that West made attempts last week to put his third-party name on the ballot to challenge Trump and his democratic rival Joe Biden.
Last week, 43-year-old West posted a video registering to vote in Wyoming
A source said they were asked to go to Florida to collect the signatures required for the state to vote by Wednesday.
To be on the ballot in November in the Sunshine State, West would have needed 132,781 signatures by July 15.
Kramer added that he believed the West campaign team was "working there over the weekend, formalizing the FEC and other things they need to do when many corporate lawyers are involved."
West announced on Independence Day that he was running as an independent president
He said they had "overwhelming support to get him to vote" and "whether anyone will vote for him or not is up to them."
"Any candidate running for president for the first time has these problems," said Kramer.
He later informed the intelligence officer that employees had been informed that the voting drive was over on the day West tweeted a picture of himself that was registering for the Wyoming poll.
West, as pictured above with President Trump in 2016, announced his offer on July 4th
"I want to show you how I just registered to vote," West had said.
West announced that he was running for President of the United States just four months before July 4 election day.
The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day by revealing his plans on Twitter and tweeting: “We must now deliver on America's promise by trusting God, uniting our vision and shaping our future. I'm running for the President of the United States! # 2020VISION. & # 39;
The rapper pictured in the Oval Office had previously expressed support for Trump but withdrew it when he announced his intentions to run and said he had lost confidence in the president
The actor has sparked speculation over the years that he might one day take part in the presidential race, most recently in November when he said he planned to run in 2024.
In his Twitter announcement, West revealed little of his plans, but later spoke about his platform in an interview with Forbes.
In his Forbes interview, West initially seemed to say that he had not yet decided whether to run as an independent candidate, but was taking the next 30 days to decide what to do even though he missed the registration deadlines Until then had several state votes.
West Tidball 2020! In an interview with Forbes about his presidential election, Kanye West named Michelle Tidball (pictured right) as his running mate before the 2020 election
West said he believed he could use coronavirus as a reason to be included on the ballot.
West said he decided to run and his party would be called "birthday party" because "if we win, everyone will have a birthday".
West previously publicly supported Trump, wore MAGA hats, and even went to the White House to meet with him, although he admitted that he had never voted in a presidential election in his life.
West told Forbes that he has lost confidence in Trump since then and "it looks like one big mess to me."
He appointed Michelle Tidball (57) as his fellow campaigner before the 2020 elections.
Tidball is from Cody, Wyoming – the same town where West has a $ 14 million ranch – but she's been scrubbing her website clean for the past few days.
The billionaire Elon Musk said West had his "full support" when the rapper announced his run
Musk and West have a documented friendship, and the rapper shared a picture of them together a few days earlier. Musk has since said he believes West should run in 2020
However, internet archives provide an insight into the thoughts of the elusive "Biblical Life Coach", who reportedly ran the Yarash.org website.
The site is currently under construction, but TMZ has accessed an archived page that contains a biography of Tidball that describes their journey to religious enlightenment.
Tidball was reportedly visited by God when she was only six months old and nearing death.
Among other things, the famous rapper in the Forbes interview said that he believed vaccines were "the mark of the beast" and "planned parenthoods were brought into the cities by white supremacists to do the devil's job".
He later published and deleted a pro-life tweet saying six-month fetuses were "souls" that "deserve life".
West said that his wife Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, were currently his advisors and that he had suggested that Musk could be "the leader of our space program".
Ms. Kim Kardashian had little to say immediately after the July 4th announcement, but showed her support by tweeting an American flag emoji in response
While there is no official deadline for participating in the President’s race, candidates must meet certain registration requirements in accordance with the voting laws, which vary from state to state.
The deadline for the inclusion of independent candidates in the vote had not yet passed in many states, including California, when West announced it, but was quickly approaching.
He had already missed the deadlines to add his name to the presidential election in six states by July 4.
Of the total of 538 votes from the electoral college, West has already missed 102 of these votes if he should successfully go to the ballot in other states – because the registration date for North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine has expired. New Mexico and Indiana.
Long Shot: The late registration – also the name of West's 2005 album – would prevent him from having a real chance against Trump and Joe Biden
Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia also have July deadlines.
However, he could have been a candidate for enrollment in these countries. However, the rules for this type of candidacy vary from state to state and are not counted in many states or classified as part of the "Other" category.
The late registration – also the name of West's 2005 album – would prevent him from having a real chance against Trump and the alleged democratic candidate Biden.
West's announcement met with mixed reactions from skepticism and excitement as online bookmakers lowered their chances of winning from 500/1 to 50/1.
A recent national poll found West President Donald Trump took voters away
A national poll released on Tuesday found that West voted two percent and that its inclusion hurt Trump's number more than Biden's.
According to The Hill, respondents were initially asked who they would vote for in November without mentioning West's name.
Biden won 48 percent against Trump's 40 percent.
When West was included in the options, Biden's balance remained at 48 percent, but Trump fell to 39 percent.
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