Kanye West is under fire for his criticism of a US sexual health clinic during a bizarre interview outlining his political platform.
Presidential hopeful Kanye West has opened up about his political platform, including his scathing thoughts on Planned Parenthood, the non-profit organisation that provides sexual health care in the United States.
The ‘Power’ rapper, 43, announced his intention to run for president in a tweet later shared by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, over the weekend.
Planned Parenthood, which did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, provides reproductive health care, education and services, including abortion, in the US.
“I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible,“ West said.
In a statement to TMZ on Wednesday, Nia Martin-Robinson — the director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood’s national headquarters — said: “Black women are free to make our own decisions about our bodies and pregnancies, and want and deserve to have access to the best medical care available.”
“Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilising,” Martin-Robinson continued.
“The real threat to Black communities safety, health, and lives stems from lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police violence and the criminalisation of reproductive health care by anti-abortion opposition.”
Additionally, West revealed that he’s not running as a Republican or a Democrat, but rather under a new party, which he calls The Birthday Party “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”
West also revealed that he had coronavirus in February, and suggested that prayer was the cure. He also said that he’s “extremely cautious” of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Many more of the rapper’s political beliefs and aspirations were discussed in the interview, including his thoughts on taxation, China the political model of Wakanda — the fictional nation in which the film Black Panther is set — and his choice for vice president: Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, according to the outlet.
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