Rap legend and entertainment mogul Kanye West said in a recent episode of Nick Cannon's podcast "Cannon's Class" that abortion is a form of "black genocide" unfolding in America.
Noting that "over 1,000 black babies are aborted every day," West told Cannon that the abortion industry has intentionally and "strategically" targeted black communities with their clinics.
"There's some harsh facts that deal with the black genocide that is abortion, and it's happening every day," West said. "Planned Parenthood was set up and placed in minority communities to kill black people."
West's comments fell on receptive ears, as Cannon himself claims to be pro-life and an opponent of Planned Parenthood. The two men spoke specifically about the racist foundations of the organization and its founder, Margaret Sanger.
Cannon asked West about his mid-July presidential campaign event where he became emotional when talking about how he and wife Kim considered aborting their now 7-year-old daughter.
"A world that thinks you shouldn't cry and be in repentance when you just — you know, that is the world that is sick," West responded. "For anyone who wants to tear me down for crying, you realize that, because of South Carolina, there are people who have decided to have a child? Because they connected. And if they were on the fence about it, they never saw anyone in my position take that position and say, ‘Look at this. This is a 7-year-old right here. And she might have never made it here.'"
West indicated to Cannon that he is still continuing with his long-shot presidential campaign, affirming, "I can only give God the glory."