Kanye West’s abortion rant at his Presidential campaign rally has left his wife’s family the Kardashians “shocked beyond words”, reports say.
The rapper, entrepreneur and fashion mogul last night launched his campaign for the White House, covering a number of topics in a bizarre and lengthy address.
One of those he touched on was the hot-button subject of abortion – very contentious in the United States.
Kanye took time to clarify that he wouldn’t seek to abolish abortion were he to land in the Oval Office come November.
But the 43 year old also took time to share personal stories – including of how he had wanted wife Kim Kardashian to get an abortion when she fell pregnant with eldest daughter North, now seven.
Kanye reckons that divine intervention convinced him otherwise, and blessed them with North.
He added that Kim had stood firm, telling him she would have the baby.
Kanye continued that he’d be “at peace” if Kim were to divorce him over his comments at the rally, as he’d still be happy she’d brought North into his life.
They now share four children – North, Saint, four, Chicago, two and Psalm, one.
Now sources have told TMZ that the Kardashians have taken aback by Kanye’s words.
They told the website that Kim’s family were “shocked beyond words”, adding that those around Kanye think he is “in desperate need of professional help and is in the middle of a serious bipolar episode.”
Kim is yet to address Kanye’s rally.
Mirror Online has contacted reps for Kanye and the Kardashians for comment.
Recalling the moment he became convinced Kim shouldn’t get an abortion, Kanye told: “I was having the rapper’s lifestyle.
“I was sitting up in Paris and I had my leather pants on…and I had my laptop up and I got all of my creative ideas…And the screen went black and white, and God said, ‘If you f**k with my vision I’m going to f**k with yours.’
“And I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby.’ I said we’re gonna have this child…so even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world when I didn’t want to.
“She stood up and she protected that child.”
Kanye started to cry as he revealed his father had wanted his mother to have an abortion during her pregnancy with him.