Kanye West tweeted a response on Friday to those who criticized his emotional revelation at his first presidential campaign rally on July 19 that he nearly aborted his own daughter.
West, speaking to a crowd in Charleston, South Carolina, broke down during a discussion on abortion and shared that he and his wife, Kim Kardashian, nearly aborted their daughter North.
"She was crying… and for one month and two months and three months, we talked about her not having this child," said West. "She had the pills in her hand."
Numerous stories have focused on his bipolar disorder in their response to West. Kardashian revealed that many of his headliner actions were the result of an ongoing biopolar episode.
"I was appalled when he disclosed his wife's experience, especially with the aim of pushing an anti-abortion stance," said Vogue writer Kate Leaver in a piece published Wednesday. "Then, scrolling through his increasingly distressed tweets, it occurred to me – as it did many other people watching his unravelling in real time – that perhaps Kanye West was not altogether in control. He was, quite likely, not a well man.
Many on social media also called West unwell.
West struck back at the criticisms of his breakdown with a criticism of his own:
West's tweet has seen an outpouring of support: