Despite concerns from his family that he’s in the throes of a bipolar episode and despite the intense backlash he’s received from many in the media, entertainment mogul Kanye West is sticking to his pro-life views.
In a sobering tweet posted Friday morning, the 43-year-old West, who has declared his candidacy for president of the United States, said he’s “concerned” for those bothered by his emotional state when he talked about nearly aborting his daughter.
West’s tweet came almost two weeks after the rapper broke down in tears during his first campaign event in Charleston, South Carolina, where he told rally-goers he tried pressuring his wife Kim Kardashian into aborting their now-7-year-old daughter North.
“I almost killed my daughter,” he said through tears. “I almost killed my daughter. … I was having a rapper’s lifestyle. I was sitting up in Paris, and I had my leather pants on. … I had my laptop up, and I got all of my creative ideas. … And then the screen went black and white,” Kayne explained, going on to say he took this as God intervening.
That alleged encounter prompted West to call Kardashian to tell her he’d had a change of heart about abortion.
“I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby,’” West recalled. “I said, ‘We’re gonna have this child.’ … Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world and I didn’t want to. She stood up and she protected that child.”
A couple of days later, Kardashian broke her silence.
In a statement posted to Instagram, the entertainer’s wife suggested West is in the middle of a bipolar episode, seemingly explaining why he was so emotionally distraught.
“As many of you know,” she wrote, “Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.”