Kanye West Holds Chaotic Opening Of 2020 Presidential Bid

Kanye West is listed on the poll in Oklahoma. (File)

Washington, United States:

US rapper Kanye West broke down in tears on Sunday on the chaotic launch of his unlikely marketing campaign to oust Donald Trump as president in November elections.

Carrying a bullet-proof jacket marked “safety,” West gave a rambling speech through which he claimed he had wished his spouse, Kim Kardashian, to get an abortion and that famend American abolitionist Harriet Tubman “by no means really freed the slaves.”

West instructed the occasion in Charleston, South Carolina, how he had wished his spouse to get an abortion when she was pregnant with North, their oldest daughter. He then revealed his father additionally had wished to abort him.

“My dad wished to abort me. My mother saved my life. There would’ve been no Kanye West as a result of my dad was too busy,” West stated, bursting into tears.

He later shouted, “I virtually killed my daughter! I virtually killed my daughter!”

At one other level throughout his speech, he stated, “Harriet Tubman by no means really freed the slaves, she simply had the slaves go work for different white people.”

West’s speech, clips of which went viral on social media, provoked confusion, anger and concern for the musician’s psychological well being.

The occasion was for registered company solely, and all attendees have been required to signal a COVID-19 legal responsibility launch type in addition to put on masks and observe social distancing, US media reported.

Lower than 4 months forward of November’s election, West, 43, raised eyebrows on July 4 when he introduced on Twitter he would problem Trump.

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He has provided just about no particulars about his marketing campaign, however the hip-hop star — who famously wore a “Make America Nice Once more” cap to a 2018 Oval Workplace assembly with Trump — stated he now not helps the president.

Studies started circulating in US media final week that West had dropped out of the race.

He missed the deadline in a number of states to be listed on the presidential poll, however he’s listed on the poll in Oklahoma.

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