Rapper Kanye West, who held an emotional and unusual campaign rally in South Carolina on July 19, has posted a series of tweets claiming his wife, Kim Kardashian West, “tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor.”
“Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,” West wrote on July 20. In another tweet, he wrote, “Everybody knows the movie get out is about me.”
He added: “If I get locked up like Mandela, Ya’ll will know why.” He added: “Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up.” He also posted screenshots showing he had googled the actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry.
“Kriss and Kim call me now,” he wrote in another tweet. “NBC locked up Bill Cosby,” he wrote in another tweet in the Twitter stream. And in another, “I love my wife My family must live next to me It’s not up to E or NBC anymore.” He added, “Everybody knows the movie get out is about me.”
He also posted a screenshot of a text message he appears to have written to his mother-in-law Kris Jenner that makes it appear she’s avoiding his calls. “This Yes. You ready to talk now. Or are still avoiding my calls,” the message said.
Kanye trashed Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine in another post, writing, “Anna Wintour always showed me love but when I told her I was going to GAP she looked at me like I was crazy Then she called back kissing my ass.”
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West Held an Emotional Campaign Rally, Where He Weighed in on Abortion & Harriet Tubman, Reportedly Leaving His Wife ‘Furious’
Despite some news reports indicating that West was dropping out of the race shortly after announcing he was in it, he staged a campaign rally in South Carolina, in which he spoke about how his father wanted his mother to abort him and how he considered asking Kim Kardashian West to abort their daughter North, but he’s now happy that she did not.
“In the Bible it says thou shalt not kill,” he said at his rally. “I remember that my girlfriend called me screaming and crying… She said, I’m pregnant… She was crying… She had the pills in her hand where you take it and the baby’s gone…”
He added that his own father wanted his mother to abort him: “My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me…There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy.”
The revelations left Kim “furious,” according to People Magazine. “Kim is shocked that Kanye spoke about North at the rally,” a source told People. “She is furious that he shared something so private.”
On July 16, Intelligencer reported that West was actively trying to get on some key state ballots, saying he “took early steps last week toward getting his name on the ballot in Florida and other states as a third-party candidate.” He’s already qualified to appear on the ballot in Oklahoma, according to AP.
Steve Kramer, described by Intelligencer as a “get-out-the-vote specialist,” told the site that West had hired him to get on the ballot in South Carolina and Florida and said that West’s campaign was “working over weekend there, formalizing the FEC and other things that they’ve got to do when you have a lot of corporate lawyers involved.” Kramer later told the site that West was “out” of the race. However, that was before he held the South Carolina campaign rally.
West also tweeted out a petition asking voters to place him on the South Carolina ballot.
West told Forbes in an interview that he wasn’t going to wear a red MAGA hat anymore (he’s been photographed wearing one.) “It looks like one big mess to me,” West told Forbes. “One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. … Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”
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