Kanye West has taken to Twitter to insist that his tears over abortion at his presidential rally were not a meltdown, and voiced ‘concern for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this.’
He added backlash over his comments were an attempt to ‘Distract, Discredit, Dismiss To Destroy.’
The 43-year-old rapper’s latest posts ended six days of Twitter silence, which followed a string of outbursts on the social media site where he accused his wife Kim Kardashian-West of trying to lock him up in hospital.
The couple are currently living apart and Kanye’s latest tweets come just days after Kim flew from LA to his ranch in Wyoming for a tearful meet up.
Reports swirled that Kim was allegedly ‘torn’ about divorcing Kanye amid the firestorm of negative media attention.
At his July 19 rally in South Carolina, he had revealed that Kim had considered aborting their daughter North, but he stopped her after getting a ‘message from God’.
Today, Kanye wrote: ‘I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me. I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.’
In a second tweet, Kanye added: There is a tactic of 4 D’s: Distract, Discredit, Dismiss To Destroy.
‘I am quite alright Take a second and think about what is being projected here.’
Fellow rapper Juicy J responded to Kanye’s tweet and said, ‘I’m praying for you brother.’
Kanye updated his Twitter account later Friday afternoon with two more tweets discussing abortion.
In his third tweet, he shared an article from the New York Post about the Planned Parenthood of Greater New York removing Margaret Sanger’s name from a Lower Manhattan clinic.
Sanger,’ who created organizations that grew into Planned Parenthood, will have her name removed because of her connection to ‘eugenics.
A fourth tweet read: ‘Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years.’
Earlier this month, Kanye lashed out at Planned Parenthood by saying the organization was run by ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’ and shared a now-deleted photo of a six-month-old fetus.
Kanye’s tweet included in the grab was a brief WebMd excerpt detailing the growth and development during the second trimester.
‘These souls deserve to live,’ he wrote on July 8.
Abortions taking place at six-months (between 21 and 24 weeks) or beyond are exceedingly rare.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.3 per cent of abortions were performed at or greater than 21 weeks of gestation in 2015.
And even liberal states like New York and California only allow the procedure if ‘necessary to protect the patient’s life or health,’ per information from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
On Monday, Kanye and Kim were spotted having an emotional conversation, after his wife flew to Cody, Wyoming, for crisis talks.
It is the first time that the married couple has been pictured together since before his campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he officially launched his unlikely bid for presidency.
The pair – who share children North, seven; Saint, four; Chicago, two; and Psalm, one – were seen having what appears to be crisis talks in his car after leaving a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant near his $14 million ranch.
Most recently, Kim hit back at rumors she was ‘torn’ about possibly divorcing Kanye.
A representative for the mother-of-four has shut down the claims on the star’s behalf, telling MailOnline the reports are ‘absolutely not true’.
In the report, shared by People, a source is quoted as saying: ‘She isn’t getting back what she needs from Kanye. She was to the point that she flew to Cody to basically tell him their marriage is over and to say goodbye.’
People reports that musician and fashion designer Kanye is eager to work on their marriage, recently issuing a public apology to her on Twitter after sharing the personal news that Kim contemplated aborting their oldest child.
However, a source claimed the apology is as far as his reparative efforts have gone, explaining: ‘He doesn’t seem to get what she is saying. He hasn’t changed anything that she told him needs to change.’
‘Kim is very torn,’ added the source. ‘The last thing she wants is to be divorced with four kids. She knows that she will be fine financially, but her concerns are the kids and the partnership. She is moving towards a divorce, but who knows if she will actually sign papers.’
Kanye, who launched his controversial presidential campaign this month, is said to have been based at his $14 million Wyoming ranch this past year, while Kim would visit only once a month with their four children.
Clearly the distance between the couple has been a source of contention, as during Kanye’s Twitter meltdown last week, he stated: ‘My family must live next to me,’ before adding: ‘It’s not up to E or NBC anymore.’
The rapper appeared to be hinting that he wanted Kim and the kids to be based in Wyoming and not in LA, where she films her E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
‘Kanye has been in Wyoming for the last year. Kim goes about once every five weeks and brings the kids,’ one source told UsWeekly, adding: ‘they haven’t been spending time together because he moved his life completely to Wyoming and that’s not where their life is, their family is, their kids are in school or the larger family is.’
Meanwhile, it was reported yesterday that Kim has been thinking they ‘need to be apart’ right now, according to PEOPLE.
A source told the outlet: ‘She knows that it’s not healthy for her to be around him now, and it’s honestly not healthy for the kids. He needs to get his stuff together before he can be any sort of partner or father.’
Another report added that Kanye lives ‘full time’ in Wyoming as it is ‘best for his creativity’ according PageSix.
Kim is also said to have urged Kanye to quit his bid for presidency, which lead him to a disastrous first campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he claimed that he and his wife has considered aborting their first baby, daughter North.
‘Kim feels trapped,’ a source added to People. ‘She loves Kanye and she thinks of him as the love of her life. But she doesn’t know what to do.’
However, multiple outlets have reported that the couple do not want to get divorced.
Last week, Kim took to Instagram following Kanye’s controversial behavior, admitting that she was ‘powerless’ amid his meltdown, calling her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’.
The reality star said ‘his words sometimes do not align with his intentions’ after Kanye last night claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.
Kanye said last Tuesday that Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill at a hotel in Los Angeles to talk about ‘prison reform’, and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy.’
However, Kanye apologized to his wife in a tweet last week, amid reports that he went to hospital to be treated for anxiety.
The rapper tweeted: ‘I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me.to [sic] Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.’
His apology came after Kim gave a frank and honest statement about the situation to her fans, sharing three pages to her Instagram story last Wednesday saying: ‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.’
She told her 180 million followers: ‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’
Prior to his meltdown on Twitter, Kanye sparked concern during a rambling and chaotic speech at his first presidential rally at North Charleston’s Exquis Event Center in South Caroli
He shockingly revealed that he and his wife Kim had considered aborting their daughter North, who is now seven, before he got a ‘message from God’.
His unscripted speech, which came two weeks after he announced his unlikely bid for president, is said to have left his wife and her family upset and alarmed.
During the event, the rapper appeared to acknowledge that his comments would be met with a negative reaction by his family. He explained that if his wife were to divorce him after making the comments, he would still be thankful that she had North.
‘Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to,’ he said.
Kanye has been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder and, in 2016, he spent time in hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ that forced him to cancel 21 concert dates.
Kim has previously defended her husband’s rants and said in a 2018 tweet that he was a ‘free-thinker’ and entitled to his own opinion. She also appeared to endorse her husband’s presidential bid when he first announced it two weeks ago by retweeting his message with an emoji of a US flag.
During his rally speech, Kanye, who was dressed in a bullet-proof vest with 2020 shaved into his hair, shared that in 2013 Kim ‘had the pills in her hand’ to have an abortion before he was inspired by God to have the child.
‘My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I’m a rapper. And she said I’m pregnant. She was crying,’ he said.
Kanye said he was weighing up what to do, when he received what he interpreted as a sign from God while he was working on his laptop in Paris.
‘My screen went black and white. And God said, if you f*** with my vision I f*** with yours,’ he yelled. ‘And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this child.
‘Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to.’
The rapper went on to break down in tears as he shouted: ‘She had the pills in her hand! I almost killed my daughter!’
Kanye also revealed that his father wanted to abort him but his mother Donda ‘saved his life’.
‘My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,’ he said.
Kanye spent much of the rally discussing abortion, and announced that he wanted women to be given money by the government for bearing children, to discourage abortion.
‘Abortion should be legal but the option of maximum increase should be available,’ he said.
‘Everybody who has a baby gets a million dollars or something. No more Plan B – Plan A.’
Meanwhile, Kanye caused further drama during a Twitter rant when he brought up the fact that Kim had met with rapper Meek Mill back in 2018.
Kanye had claimed he’d been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met Meek at LA’s Waldorf Astoria hotel to discuss prison reform.
The 33-year-old rapper, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, was pictured meeting Kim in a professional capacity, joined by philanthropist Clara Wu at a rooftop restaurant.
However, Meek was clear in his denial that nothing untoward happened between himself and Kim, writing earlier this week: ‘Sh** is cappp cmon’.
Meek announced at the weekend that he has now split with his girlfriend Milan Harris.
After the photo emerged, Meek took to his Twitter account last Thursday to tweet: ‘Being around the wrong environment and wrong people will make you forget your worth! Stay focused.’
Kim earned glowing praise from Mill last year, when the rapper called her a ‘friend’ and hailed her for ‘doing a lot of good work’ on prison reform.
Meek and Kim both attended a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles in November 2018, but it was at the Jeremy Hotel rather than the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye appeared to be referring to.
Last Tuesday, in a string of now-deleted shocking tweets, Kanye claimed: ‘I’ve been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for ‘prison reform.’
He added: ‘Meek is my man and was respectful That’s my dog Kim was out of line I’m worth 5 billion dollars and more than that through Christ But ya’ll ain’t listen to MJ and now ya’ll believe them???’