U.S. rapper Kanye West suggested on Sunday that Israel should fund a program offering women in Africa $1 million for every child they carry to term.
At the chaotic launch of his unlikely campaign to oust Donald Trump as president in the November election, West told an event in Charleston, South Carolina, that if he were elected president, he would keep abortion legal but suggested offering women $1 million for every child they have.
The “Yeezus” rapper then said that the plan could be carried out globally and that Israel could fund the program in Africa.
“Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something in that range. We will fund it with other countries,” West said, as cited by Israel National News, “America with other continents. There are Israeli continents that do not believe in this. There are African continents that do not believe in this.”
Wearing a bullet-proof jacket marked “security,” West gave a rambling speech in which he claimed he had wanted his wife, Kim Kardashian, to get an abortion and that renowned American abolitionist Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves.”
West revealed how he had wanted his wife to get an abortion when she was pregnant with their oldest daughter, North. He then revealed his father also had wanted to abort him.
“My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would’ve been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” West said, bursting into tears.
He then shouted, “I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!”
At another point during his speech, he said, “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people.”
Less than four months ahead of November’s election, West, 43, raised eyebrows on July 4 when he announced on Twitter he would challenge Trump.