Kanye West Holds Gives Bizarre First Campaign Rally, Spews Ignorance Around Slavery, Again
Here he goes.
July 20, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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."— Phillip Atiba Goff (@DrPhilGoff) July 19, 2020
She quoted Harriet Tubman while he was disrespecting Harriet Tubman. Legend. https://t.co/MY4szEljTw
Yet, according to History.com, Tubman is thought to have freed at least 70 enslaved Black people.