Mr West announced he was running for president in a Twitter post on July 4. The rapper previously endorsed Donald Trump in 2018, and appeared at the White House the same year. Mr West’s late entry to the 2020 election has meant he missed six state’s deadlines to run as an independent candidate for president.
Kanye West’s last-minute rally was held at a wedding and conference hall in Charleston, South Carolina.
Running as a candidate for his independent ‘Birthday Party’, the 43-year-old gave a bizarre speech to a small group of onlookers.
When discussing abortion, Mr West broke down in tears as he recalled how his parents considered aborting him.
He said: “There would have been no Kanye West, because my dad was too busy.”
Mr West continued to discuss abortion in his emotional address, and referenced how he and his wife Kim Kardashian-West considered aborting their first child, North West.
He made the strange claim that God intervened in the couple’s decision by making his laptop screen go black and white.
Mr West said: “And God said, if you f**k with my vision I f**k with yours.
“And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this child.
“Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to.”
He added in hysterics: “I almost killed my daughter!”
The rally was broadcast on local television and live-streamed on Youtube.
Mr West appeared on the stage without a microphone and wearing a bulletproof vest, and shouted over the crowd to be heard.
The event was only for registered guests, but Mr West’s campaign website gave no option to RSVP attendance to the rally.
Those in attendance were made to sign a COVID-19 liability form and were encouraged to wear a mask and social distance.
Mr West also blasted experts dismissing his campaign at the rally, and said: “I don’t give a f**k if I win the presidency or not.
“There are homeless people in front of the Gucci store.
“I care about these things.
“And I am in service of God.”
It comes as Mr West’s campaign qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s electoral ballot this November 3, by paying a $35,000 fee.
It is the first state that the campaign has met the requirements for participation, after missing six state’s deadlines.