Kanye West had a weekend to forget.
The rapper, who announced his presidential candidacy on July 4, held his first campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday and showed behavior that was concerning for many of his fans.
One of the most puzzling moments of the rally happened when West made a comment about Harriet Tubman.
"Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves," West said. "She just had the slaves go work for other white people."
In a video posted to Twitter, the person recording the clip immediately expressed her frustration after hearing the statement.
"Yo, we leavin' right now."
She quoted Harriet Tubman while he was disrespecting Harriet Tubman. Legend. https://t.co/MY4szEljTw
— Phillip Atiba Goff (@DrPhilGoff) July 19, 2020
Yet, according to History.com, Tubman is thought to have freed at least 70 enslaved Black people.
The artist also broke down in tears while talking about his personal life.
"My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life," he said. "There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy."
While West was overcome with tears, the crowd responded with love.
"We love you Kanye," his fans sad.
The musician continued to make a case against abortion, using his daughter as an example.
"I almost killed my daughter. I love my daughter," he said, talking about North. "God wants us to create."
Kanye West breaks down in tears at a campaign rally.
The rapper launched his presidential campaign suggesting a payment of a million dollars for everyone who has a baby.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) July 20, 2020
"No more Plan B — Plan A," West went on to say.
The Chicago native tried to clarify his stance on abortion when he said it should be legal, but there should be an incentive for people who give birth.
"Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars or something in that range," he said.
According to ABC News, the rapper also shifted his focus to marijuana during the rally, saying it "should be free."
In South Carolina, 10,000 signatures are needed for an independent candidate to get on the presidential ballot, ABC News reported. The deadline for submitting signatures was pushed to Monday because the coronavirus forced a state of emergency.
West went to Twitter on the day before his rally and urged his followers to sign the ballot in South Carolina.
— ye (@kanyewest) July 18, 2020
The attendees at Sunday's rally were required to sign a COVID-19 liability release form and to follow social distance guidelines. West's rally was held a week after his adviser said the artist plans to drop out of the presidential race. But the campaign is now planning to get signatures in more states.
Although social media has made a habit of making jokes about West, many people followed up with prayers and well-wishes after the campaign rally.
Don’t Kanye have any Cousins? Play Aunties? Ladies who went to church with his momma? ANYBODY to go & just hold this brother really tight until this manic period passes so he can get the help he so obviously needs. Ya’ll pray for him & the folk who are supposed to love him.
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) July 20, 2020
NBA veteran Jamal Crawford said the artist is "screaming for help."
We need to pray for Kanye. All of these outburst all these years, he's screaming for help..
— ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 20, 2020
Although some people blamed West's behavior on mental illness, not everybody sees it that way.
My mom was bipolar, we saw many episodes of this growing up.
Those of you using mental illness against Kaney, shame the fuck on you.
and also you clearly don't know what an episode looks like, because what Kanye did today…. not even close to that being it.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 19, 2020
In an interview with Forbes on July 8, the presidential hopeful said he is running for office under a new banner named the Birthday Party.
“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday,” the rapper said.