West held a “campaign rally” in North Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday, July 19, that went about as well as you’d expect a reality-divorced Kanye West event to go.
Ye, clad in a bulletproof vest and the numbers “2020” etched in his hair, spoke for nearly an hour, at times coherent, but mostly in a disconnected ramble of untethered thought. But it was his reflection on Harriet Tubman that made some in the mostly respective crowd start to question why they were there. West asserted the American legend, who escaped her own bondage and spent years ushering other escaped slaves through the Underground Railroad to freedom in the North and Canada, freed zero slaves.
“She never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people”
Ye also gave his views on abortion, breaking down in tears as he recalled he and wife, Kim Kardashian considered aborting their first child, North, “I almost killed my daughter. I love my daughter… God wants us to create.”
West later claimed he is pro-choice and that people with children should get a million dollars.
On guns, West went on a bizarre rant about people needing guns so other countries don’t invade the US. West proceeded to have a spirited back and forth with a member of the audience on the topic of guns. He questioned why he wasn’t on the board of Adidas, hinting that maybe that partner ship may end — West’s popular Yeezy sneakers are produced by Adidas. Adidas’ stock dropped 6% the morning after the rally.
Despite the rally, West was not able to land a spot on South Carolina’s ballot.
His wife Kim was absent at the event, but is said to be worried about his mental state, as he seems to be in the middle on a breakdown. West previously admitted to being bi-polar.
Sources say Kim wants West to end his presidential run before he does more damage to himself, his brand, and the family. Kim is said to also be worried that their daughter, North, will see the unhinged “rally” when gets older.
Kanye West needs help.