appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on Thursday wearing a lanyard featuring an ultrasound image of a fetus.
He told Carlson he was wearing the lanyard to express that he is ‘pro-life’.
‘50 percent of black death in America is abortion, so I really don’t care about people’s responses. I perform for an audience of one, and that’s God.’
‘I care about the fact there’s more black babies being aborted than born in ,’ he said.
West may have been relying on a compiled by New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to support his claim that more black babies are aborted than born in New York City.
There were around 5,000 more abortions than births of black babies in 2013 according to the official city report.
The interview came after West stirred up controversy earlier this week hosting a Paris Fashion Week event during which he wore the lanyard and also posed with Candace Owens wearing ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts.
His appearance on Carlson’s show is the latest in a series of politically charged acts in which he expressed solidarity with the former president Donald Trump.
Kanye West, 45, wore the lanyard during an event he hosted for Paris Fashion Week and later during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson
West said during the interview that ’50 percent of black death in America is abortion’
It was this year that around 40 percent of women who get abortions in the US are black while black women account for less than 15 percent of the country’s female population.
The 2013 report on pregnancy outcomes found that in 2013 black women terminated around 29,007 pregnancies, accounting for almost 42 percent of all abortions in the city. That same year, black women in the city gave birth to 24,108 babies.
The Carlson interview aired at 8pm EDT on Fox News and came just days after 45-year-old West was condemned by fans and the fashion industry for the Paris show, leading Adidas to put their partnership with West ‘under review’.
At the very beginning of Carlson’s interview with West in his Los Angeles studio he addresses the peculiar lanyard, asking: ‘What is that?’
‘It’s a photograph of a baby’s ultrasound,’ said West. ‘It just represents life. I’m pro-life,’ he said.
West wore the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday with political commentator Candace Owens
Kanye West revealed to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that he was shocked to learn that his former wife Kim Kardashian had a close relationship with the Clintons
Kanye told Carlson that his political attitudes developed when Trump was in office. West suggested that during that period he caved in to social pressures forcing him not to vocalize support for the ex-president.
He told Carlson that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian had a close friendship with the Clintons, which the political couple exploited to control his expression.
West was asked if he felt like he was ever being manipulated by political forces through his wife.
‘Attempted manipulation, me not saying I liked Trump was a form of manipulation,’ he said.
West went on to address the accusations that he is crazy.
‘We’re in a battle with the media and the jokes are not working. This whole «Ye is crazy,» it doesn’t work,’ he said.
West explained to Carlson that his father is an educated ex-black panther who endorsed his decision to wear the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt.