Kanye West broke into tears during the maiden rally of his presidential campaign in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 19, after telling the crowd that he and wife Kim Kardashian considered an abortion before having their first child.
In an hour-long question-and-answer session which ranged in topic from prescription painkiller abuse to race relations and gun control, West’s longest monologues were reserved for the issue of abortion.
Video of the session at the Exquis Event Center shows West, with the number 2020 written in his hair and wearing body armor, making repeated religious references during his diatribe.
“In the Bible it says thou shalt not kill,” he said, going on to suggest that an act of divine intervention helped to change his mind.
“My mom saved my life," an increasingly emotional West continued, "There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy!”
He then begins to cry while saying “I almost killed my daughter!” Later, West goes on to suggest that people should not give up their guns as that would enable them to become “enslaved” by foreign powers. Credit: @coldcupofbatteryacid via Storyful