Kanye West held his first official campaign event in North Charleston, South Dakota on Sunday, beginning in earnest his 2020 Presidential hopes.
Held at North Charleston’s Exquis Event Center, West filled the room with registered guests only, who were asked to sign Covid-19 liability release forms and socially distance at the event and masks were encouraged
Once Kanye took the stage, decked out in a camoflague teflon vest, and 2020 shaved into the back of his head, West spoke for about an hour about topics including Socialism, police brutality, and his addiction to Percocet. He spoke without a microphone, and any audience members who more than whispered would be escorted out by security.
Kanye spoked extensively, and even broke down in tears, about abortions. Specifically, Kanye said “My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me.”
“I almost killed my daughter,” West, continued in tears, referring to the couple’s eldest, North West.
“No more Plan B, Plan A,” he added.
While everything Kanye spoke about was controversial, his opinions on Black History will always get him in trouble. The “Jesus Walks” singer said, “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves go work for other white people.”
West brought various audience members onstage to speak with. His last audience question, when he was asked to clarify his Harriet Tubman comment and shed light on his stance on homosexuality, West said, “I am not going to pacify you with things that I don’t believe in, but I will not put laws on things that you do believe in,”
“I am not that kind of Christian.”