Kanye West’s first presidential rally in Charleston, South Carolina has him trending for all the wrong reasons.
Ye discussed a wide variety of topics with none having much to do about the major crisis currently plaguing the country. The rap mogul discussed Harriet Tubman, abortion and the possibility of his wife Kim Kardashian’s divorcing him.
The rally was held Sunday at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston, SC. With Kanye refusing to wear or use a microphone, it was hard to hear him. But he demanded that the audience stay quiet to require “order”.
While speaking the father of four explained why he became addicted to painkillers, saying that it was “like having an orgasm.” He went on to tell the audience, “I was high as a motherfucker.”
Many consider his most controversial statement at the rally to be when he said “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people,”. He ignored groans from the audience before going on to attack activist Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement.
He also replied to a question from one audience member that “Steve Jobs is a Nazi!” He went on to briefly discuss Europeans having a high tolerance for pain despite not crediting any science or studies.
He appeared to acknowledge the criticism he knew he would receive for his comments saying “Let me explain something to liberals,” he went on. “I backstroke to backlash.”
West became an emotional mess while talking about abortion and said “even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn’t want to.”
The presidential hopeful also confirmed that he doesn’t care if he wins or loses. “I don’t give a f*ck whether I win the presidency or not,” West also said.
“Shooting guns are fun,” he said when asked about his support for the Second Amendment.
He also admitted to being high at the rally. “I did smoke a little bit last night,” he said While crediting it to his disorganization. He then attacked Donald Trump over legalizing marijuana.
Social media has been going off with reactions following his controversial statements on the civil rights movement, among many other things.
It’s also worth noting that Yeezy failed to discuss the current health pandemic, the failing economy, the health insurance crisis or any pertinent issues currently plaguing the United States.
Take a look at some Twitter responses below.