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Yes, Kanye had a presidential rally this weekend. Here’s what he said

Kanye West is reportedly still running for president in 2020. Here’s what recently said

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Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C.

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C.

Lauren Petracca Ipetracca, The Post and Courier via Associated Press

Kanye West held his first presidential rally over the weekend, where he shared a conspiracy theory about Harriet Tubman, talked about the size of his brain and implored people to support him for president.

Here’s a breakdown of what he said:

  • On Harriet Tubman: “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people.”
  • West said he and Kim Kardashian considered having an abortion (they currently have four children), according to Insider.
  • West said his father considered having an abortion, too. “There would have been no Kanye West … because my dad was too busy!”
  • He said: “The maximum increase would be everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something in that range.”
  • “If you had the opportunity to be given a million dollars, just for being pregnant, would you have considered it? And then everybody would start having children, the greatest gift of life.”
  • West told those in attendance to remain absolutely quiet. He had one person in the crowd ejected. He criticized the crowd for clapping, too, Yahoo Entertainment reports.
  • Videos that surfaced from the event showed people saying things like “Come on, man” and “OK, we’re leaving now” as Kanye continued to ramble,  Yahoo Entertainment reports.

Some context:

  • West spoke in South Carolina after only few days of warning. Those in attendances were asked to wear masks, embrace social distancing and sign a COVID-19 liability form, according to Politico.
  • There were some rumors that West had dropped out of the 2020 race. Advisers said he had dropped out of the race, as I wrote for Deseret.com. Soon after, reports surfaced that Westactually had filed paperwork to run for president.

What’s next?

  • Kanye is expected to release a new song — called “New Body” — on Friday. The song was originally supposed to include Nicki Minaj, too.