Kanye West tells Rally that he and Kim Kardashian considered aborting their child

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  • Kanye West, the rapper who earlier this month announced he was running for president, spoke out against abortion at his first political rally on Sunday.
  • He became emotional saying his father had wanted an abortion and that he and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with their first child, North.
  • “Even though my wife had to divorce her after that speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn’t want her to,” West said. “She got up and she protected that child.”
  • He said that to discourage abortion, people should receive $1 million for every child they have.
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Kanye West said in an emotional rant against abortion at his first political rally on Sunday that he and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with their first child.

At the South Carolina event, West said if elected president he would fight to keep abortion legal but would strongly discourage it by offering people $1 million for every child they have. have.

He announced a 2020 presidential bid earlier this month, under what he calls the “birthday party.”

According to USA TodayWest told the audience at the rally, “The maximum increase would be for everyone who has a baby to get a million dollars or something in that range.

“If you had the opportunity to receive a million dollars, just for being pregnant, would you have considered it? And then everyone would start having children, the greatest gift of life.”

West cried as he said his father wanted his mother to have an abortion and considered an abortion when his wife was pregnant with their daughter North, who is now 7. The couple now have four children together.

“My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy,” West said.

“I almost killed my daughter…So even though my wife had to divorce her after that speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn’t want her to,” he added. “She got up and she protected that child.”

A rep for Kim Kardashian West did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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West smiles at his eldest daughter, North, during Paris Fashion Week on March 2.


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Sunday’s event was West’s first rally since announcing on Twitter July 4 that he was running in the 2020 presidential race.

At the rally, he said that Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves”, but simply “worked them for other white people”, which drew criticism from the public, according to the Associated Press.

It’s unclear if West is serious about the race, as he is missed the deadline register as a candidate in multiple states. He qualified to be on the ballot in Oklahoma and is expected to collect 10,000 signatures by Monday afternoon to qualify in South Carolina.

Some have speculated that West’s candidacy may be an attempt to draw attention to a new album. In a interview with Forbes released earlier this month, he insisted his candidacy was not a publicity stunt.

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