Washington, United States:
US rapper Kanye West burst into tears on Sunday at the chaotic start of his unlikely campaign against Donald Trump as president in the November election.
West was wearing a bulletproof jacket that said "safety" and was giving a large speech saying he wanted his wife Kim Kardashian to have an abortion, and well-known American abolitionist Harriet Tubman "never really freed the slaves."
West told the event in Charleston, South Carolina how he wanted his wife to have an abortion when she was pregnant with North, their eldest daughter. Then he revealed that his father also wanted to abort him.
"My father wanted to abort me. My mother saved my life. There wouldn't have been a Kanye West because my father was too busy," said West, bursting into tears.
He later shouted, "I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!"
At another point during his speech, he said: "Harriet Tubman never freed the slaves, she only made the slaves work for other whites."
West's speech, the clips of which went viral on social media, caused confusion, anger, and concern for the musician's mental health.
The event was for registered guests only and all attendees had to sign a COVID 19 indemnity form, wear masks, and practice social distancing, US media reported.
Less than four months before the November election, 43-year-old West raised his eyebrows on July 4 when he announced on Twitter that he was going to challenge Trump.
He has given virtually no details about his campaign, but the hip-hop star, who wore "Make America Great Again" hat at Trump's Oval Office in 2018, said he no longer supported the president.
The US media reported last week that West had dropped out of the race.
He missed the deadline in several states to be listed in the presidential election, but he's listed in the poll in Oklahoma.
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