Kanye West kicked off his first presidential campaign event in North Charleston, South Carolina, Sunday evening, a day before the state’s deadline to file signatures as an independent candidate.
The rapper appeared shortly after 5 p.m. at the Exquis Event Center rally with the numbers “2020” in his hair.
West invited a couple of young women from the audience to speak on stage about issues that concerned them, such as education inequity and police brutality. He then launched into a speech that touched on a wide range of topics, from his battle with opioids to his business dealings with Adidas, before elaborating on his pro-life stance.
He broke into tears talking about what he said was his father’s desire to abort him, and his wife having their first child “even when I didn’t want to.”
Upon this, he made his first campaign promise.
Saying everyone with a baby will get a million dollars.