The All of the Lights star, 43, gave a dramatic speech on Sunday for his 2020 Presidential campaign at North Charleston’s Exquis Event Center.
The star addressed the controversial topic of abortion with a personal story from his relationship with wife Kim Kardashian, as he tearfully claimed: “I almost killed my daughter.”
Kanye said: “In the Bible, it says, ‘Thou shall not kill’. I remember that my girlfriend called me screaming and crying, and I was just thinking, because at that time I was a rapper I was out there, different girlfriends and everything… and she said, ‘I’m pregnant’, and I said, ‘Yes!’ And then I said, ‘Uh oh’.”
The I Am A God artist described the emotional turmoil of the situation with Kim.
He continued: “She was crying and for one month and two months and three months, we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand.”
Kanye then described how he had a religious epiphany whilst in Paris in the apartment where his wife had been the victim of an armed robbery.
He revealed: “I’m in the apartment where my wife was actually robbed, and I have my laptop up and I have all of my creative ideas, I’ve got my shoes, I’ve got my next song cover…and the screen went black and white.
“And God said, ‘If you f**k with my vision, I’m gonna f**k with yours.’
“And I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby’, and I said ‘We’re gonna have this child’.”
The Yeezy designer then explained that even if his marriage to Kim were to end, then he would still be happy as she brought their eldest child North into the world.
He said: “Even if my wife wants to divorce me after this speech she brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to.
“She stood up and she protected that child.”
Kanye did reveal that while he was against abortion, he would not make it illegal and would make more resources available for struggling expectant mothers if he were to be elected President of the United States.
He questioned: “Abortion should be legal because guess what? The law is not by God anyway, so what is legality?”
Kim herself has yet to address the chaotic rally on social media.
Kanye also made some very controversial comments about anti-slavery heroine Harriet Tubman, who rescued slaves on what is known as the “underground railroad” in the 1800s.
“Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people,” commented West.
On Independence Day, Kanye tweeted: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.”