Kanye West: I nearly killed my daughter
The Kardashians are left ‘shocked beyond words’ after Kanye West revealed that he and his wife Kim considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with their first child North West.
The 43-year-old rapper made the comments during a rambling and chaotic speech at his first presidential rally at North Charleston’s Exquis Event Center in South Carolina on Sunday.
He revealed that he and his 39-year-old wife Kim had considered aborting their daughter North, who is now seven, before he got a ‘message from God’.
However, his unscripted speech, which came fortnight after he announced his unlikely bid for president, has since left his wife and her family upset and alarmed, TMZ reports.
Sources told the outlet that the family are ‘shocked beyond words’ by the Grammy-award winner’s personal revelation and feel he’s in ‘desperate need of professional help’ for what they claim may be a bipolar episode.
Family and friends on the brink of Kanye have also been left upset because they feel the music artist is becoming a ‘distraction to what’s a really important election’.
During his rally speech on Sunday, the rapper seemed to acknowledge that his comments would be met with a negative reaction by his family. He explained that if his wife were to divorce him after making the comments, he would still be thankful that she had North.
Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, once I didn’t want to,’ he said.
Those on the brink of the rapper say they’re also concerned that he’s ‘tanking a number of his business’ together with his recent speeches and will ignite boycotts.
Kanye has been open about his struggle with manic depression and, in 2016, he hung out in hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ that forced him to cancel 21 concert dates.
During his rally speech, Kanye, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest with 2020 shaved into his hair, shared that in 2013 Kim ‘had the pills in her hand’ to possess an abortion before he was inspired by God to possess the kid .
‘My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I’m a rapper. and she or he said I’m pregnant. She was crying,’ he said.
Kanye said he was weighing up what to try to to , when he received what he interpreted as a symbol from God while he was performing on his laptop in Paris.
‘My screen went black and white. And God said, if you f*** with my vision I f*** with yours,’ he yelled. ‘And I called my girlfriend and said we’re getting to have this child.
‘Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, once I didn’t want to.’
The rapper went on to interrupt down in tears as he shouted: ‘She had the pills in her hand! I almost killed my daughter!’
Kanye also revealed that his father wanted to abort him but his mother Donda ‘saved his life’.
‘My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would are no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,’ he said.
Kanye spent much of the rally discussing abortion, and announced that he wanted women to tend money by the govt for bearing children, to discourage abortion.
‘Abortion should be legal but the choice of maximum increase should be available,’ he said.