Kanye West held his first presidential campaign in North Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday; a day before the state’s deadline to file signatures as an independent candidate.
The chart topping rapper showed up to the Exquis Event Center with a bullet proof vest marked “security” and “2020” cut into his hair.
West asked a few young women from the audience to come on stage and speak on things important to them; education, police brutality, and inequality. Kanye ended up yelling at one of the women humiliating her while hugging the white woman who he allowed to speak.https://www.instagram.com/p/CC3MWSXpLv-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
This was followed up by a speech by West that touched on a variety of things from his battle with opioids to his business dealings with Adidas before elaborating on his pro-life feelings.
During one controversial moment, West, 43, claimed abolitionist Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves go work for other white people.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1t5AqJg-O/
He broke down in tears while speaking on his father’s desire to abort him, and his wife having their first child “even when I didn’t want to.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CC10x-6J6sE/
Kanye said a message from God changed his mind and the couple gave birth to their first child, daughter North, in 2013.
“She stood up and she protected that child,” said West, speaking of his wife.
Some footage from an episode of “Keeping Up w/ The Kardashians” depicts Kim speaking on not knowing if her and Kanye were going to make it. She even states she asked him for sperm so that she could have more children with the same father.https://twitter.com/MilagroGramz/status/1284996229508866049?s=20
All of this comes a week after an adviser to his campaign reportedly told a media outlet that West was going to drop out of the race, a source with knowledge of West’s presidential bid told ABC News that the campaign is now working in multiple states to gather signatures, and that the two-week-old campaign is “maturing and growing.”
The source went on to tell ABC News that the team will be announcing several more campaign events, including one in New York.
Last week, West paid the $35,000 registration fee to get on the ballot in Oklahoma. He will need several more states to be able to reach the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. There are currently only 306 electoral votes up for grabs in states where the filing deadlines have yet to pass.