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Rapper Kanye West talks abortion at 1st event as a presidential candidate

Kanye West
Posted at 7:48 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 19:48:33-04

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kanye West brought his offbeat presidential bid to South Carolina Sunday, but whether he’s actually seeking the nation’s highest office remains a question.

It was his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate and he delivered a lengthy monologue, touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.

West said that while he believes abortion should be legal, financial incentives to help struggling mothers could be a way to discourage the practice.

Wearing a protective vest and with “2020” shaved into his head, the entertainer spoke before a crowd of hundreds in North Charleston, South Carolina.