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At his first rally for his last-minute presidential campaign, rapper Kanye West protested against abortion and pornography, discussed politics with attendees and at one point burst into tears.
West, 43, a former supporter of President Donald Trump who left voters bewildered as to whether his campaign is genuine or a publicity stunt to help sell albums or merchandise, made rude remarks at the event at a wedding venue and convention in Charleston, South Carolina. center.
In remarks that lasted just over an hour, he spoke out against abortion, sworn in, called for random members to speak, appeared to present policy proposals on the fly, and made comments that left even those present mumble in disbelief.
“Harriet Tubman never really freed slaves. She just made slaves work for other whites, ”he said at one point when discussing economic inequality.
The event, which was televised live on YouTube and aired on local television channels, did little to clarify whether West is actually trying to win the presidency. The campaign he launched with a July 4 tweet has already missed several deadlines to appear on ballots in major states.