Kanye West delivered a rambling speech at his first campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday night, which left many in the crowd groaning as the rapper made such false statements as “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people.”
— Hollywood Hip-Hop (@HlwdHipHop) July 19, 2020
In another bizarre moment, West shared a story about how he and wife Kim Kardashian West almost had an abortion, which is when he grew emotional about his past and his father.
Hysterically crying on stage, the stunned crowd offer applause and positive messages to West in an attempt to calm him.
Kanye West crying on stage at his campaign event in South Carolina pic.twitter.com/GsHAnZQG1c
— STRAPPED | Hip-Hop/Rap Updates (@STRAPPEDUS) July 19, 2020
At one point, West had someone thrown out of the event for heckling him.
According to ABC News, all attendees were asked to sign a COVID-19 liability release form, social distance and wear a mask.
Kanye was ruthlessly mocked online for his off-the-rails campaign event:
Kim Kardashian: “So, babe, how did your first campaign rally go?”
— ghostoftheghost (@ghostoftheghost) July 19, 2020
I did more than free my people from bondage personally. I am also the first woman to lead an armed assault during the Civil War.
You are, because I did.
Harriett Tubman pic.twitter.com/QMIaLHAzOb
— Darryl Wharton-Rigby (@whartonrigby) July 19, 2020