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US election 2020: Kanye West launches unconventional bid for presidency

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West addressed the gang and not using a microphone

Kanye West has formally launched his marketing campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, with an unorthodox rally in Charleston, South Carolina.

West, 43, is operating as a candidate for his self-styled “Birthday Social gathering”.

On the occasion, the rapper appeared to make coverage selections off-the-cuff, and went on a number of rants – together with on abortion and on Harriet Tubman.

Followers have questioned whether or not his last-minute bid for the White Home is definitely a promotional stunt.

The Charleston rally did little to make clear whether or not his run is real. However a now-deleted tweet despatched from West’s account on Saturday, showing to indicate the track listing for a brand new album, added to the hypothesis.

The occasion, held at a marriage and convention corridor within the metropolis, was stated to be open to registered company solely – however West’s marketing campaign web site had no perform for folks to register or RSVP.

What did Kanye West say on the rally?

West appeared with “2020” shaved into the again of his head and sporting a protecting safety vest, and addressed the gathered crowd and not using a microphone.

There have been no viewers microphones both, main West to repeatedly inform the gang to be silent so he may hear the questions being requested.

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West broke into tears as he spoke to the gang

At one level he started crying when speaking about abortion, saying that his dad and mom virtually aborted him: “There would have been no Kanye West, as a result of my dad was too busy.”

He added: “I virtually killed my daughter… even when my spouse [Kim Kardashian West] have been to divorce me after this speech, she introduced North into the world, even after I did not wish to.”

Nonetheless he then added that he believes abortion ought to stay authorized, however there must be monetary assist for struggling new moms – suggesting that “all people that has a child will get one million {dollars}”.

“The one factor that may free us is by obeying the principles that got to us for a promised land,” he stated. “Abortion must be authorized as a result of guess what? The regulation just isn’t by God anyway, so what’s legality?”

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Kanye West grew to become emotional when speaking about his spouse Kim Kardashian West and their youngsters

At one other second, he gave an impromptu monologue about 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

“Harriet Tubman by no means truly freed the slaves, she simply had the slaves go work for different white folks,” he stated – a press release that prompted groans from the viewers.

He additionally grew to become tearful when speaking about his late mom, who died in 2007 from issues throughout beauty surgical procedure.

Will Kanye West truly be on state ballots?

West, who introduced his candidacy on four July, has already missed the deadline to qualify for the poll in a number of states. He wants to gather sufficient signatures to look on the poll in quite a few others.

Final week he certified to look on Oklahoma’s presidential poll, the primary state the place he met the necessities earlier than the deadline.

So as to seem on South Carolina’s poll he wants to gather 10,000 signatures by midday native time (18:00 BST) on Monday.

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