Rapper Kanye West broke his silence and took to Twitter to insist that his tears over abortion at his presidential rally were not a meltdown! The 43-year-old also 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.’
These 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.
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.
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.