Is Kanye West actually running for president this year? Nobody really knows the actual answer to that question, but his campaign has begun nonetheless. Things have already gotten off to a rocky start at his first event in Charleston, South Carolina, and now he may be dealing with some very serious problems in his personal life.
According to a report from Us Weekly, Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, has begun contacting lawyers about a divorce, after his controversial remarks made at the event and in the following days on his Twitter account. However, Kardashian later made a post on her Instagram page asking for privacy and compassion, and discussing her husband’s mental health issues.
His family was reportedly so concerned about his mental health as they were watching the rally, that they wanted to have him committed to a mental hospital immediately after his speech.
West made a wide range of controversial remarks at his event, but most upsetting to his family was the revelation that he initially wanted to abort one of their children. West became extremely emotional and broke down into tears during that part in his speech.
“My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would’ve been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” West said, before shouting, “I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!”
In the discussion about abortion, West advocated for a strange policy where mothers would be paid $1 million to have a baby, even mothers in other places like Africa, and that Israel should pay the bill. The idea is that it would encourage women to keep their babies without making abortion illegal. Many people noticed that his comments were strangely similar to Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.
“Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something in that range. We will fund it with other countries. America with other continents. There are Israeli continents that do not believe in this. There are African continents that do not believe in this,” he said.
From abortion, to civil rights figure Harriet Tubman, Kanye West's rambling speech launched his bid to become president.https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-20/kanye-west-runs-for-president-with-million-dollar-babies-among-campaign-ideas
Posted by ITV News on Monday, July 20, 2020
West made a variety of other strange comments, including that Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, “she just had the slaves go work for other white people.”
After getting home from the event, West launched into a tirade on Twitter where he admonished his family for attempting to get doctors to “lock him up.” Many of the posts have since been deleted.
Kanye’s friends were very concerned about his mental health, and he ended up getting some unexpected visits from people like Dave Chappelle. West posted an awkward video on Twitter where he is coaxing Dave Chappelle into telling a joke.
THANK YOU DAVE FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME DOING WELL DAVE YOU ARE A GOD SEND AND A TRUE FRIEND ALL LOVE 🕊 pic.twitter.com/ddLA0E9eLK
— ye (@kanyewest) July 21, 2020
Elon Musk also reportedly talked to West and said that “He seems like he’s doing fine.”
West has been very public about his struggle with bipolar disorder. In 2016, he spent time in the hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ in the middle of a tour that forced him to cancel 21 shows.