Kanye West flew to London with his daughter North, seven weeks after claiming that he and his wife Kim Kardashian planned to have an abortion when she was pregnant with her during a chaotic presidential rally.
The 43-year-old rapper made a bold statement as he and his eldest son stepped out in ‘Vote Kanye’ sweatshirts on Friday night as they arrived at the Bottega Veneta fashion show.
In July, Kanye left Kim, 39, and her family alarmed when she revealed that they had considered abortion in North before receiving a “ message from God ” during an unscripted speech at her first presidential gathering. at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Statement: Kanye West and her daughter North wore matching items when they arrived at the Bottega Veneta fashion show in London on Friday
The pair appeared to have flown to London without Kim, but as she is ready to launch her own SKIMS bodywear line in the UK, it’s possible she’ll join them later.
Kanye used their appearance at the fashion show as an opportunity to help her presidential bid with the couple arriving in the “Vote Kanye” hoodies.
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and fellow rappers Stormzy and Skepta also attended the glamorous evening show at Sadler’s Wells Theater.
Kanye kept things casual with her black sweater and camouflage pants, which the star tucked into a pair of brown leather boots. North meanwhile, wore soft sweatpants and a pair of his father’s crocodile Yeezy shoes.
Worrying: In July, Kanye revealed that he and wife Kim Kardashian had considered aborting North before receiving a “ message from God ” during an unscripted speech at his first presidential rally in South Carolina.
Pairing: The father and daughter duo both wore the merchandise and face masks
Dress Change: Kanye was also seen wearing leather pants and a bright blue T-shirt at the event
Flying solo: Kanye appears to have flown to London without his wife Kim Kardashian, but may be late as she’s ready to launch her SKIMS line in the UK (pictured earlier this year)
They both wore face masks upon their arrival – with Kanye opting for a black one while North wore a cream-colored cover.
After enjoying the show, Kanye and North headed to Selfridges to show their support for Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS collection which is about to be launched in department stores.
In a short clip shared on Kim’s Instagram, the father and daughter duo can be seen inspecting the mannequins and products already set up in the store.
Kanye announced in July that he was running for president as an independent in a self-funded campaign.
By the end of the summer, according to documents obtained by Business Insider, he had spent $ 6.7 million on lending his campaign.
During this time, the rapper sparked concern from fans after emotionally revealed that he and Kim wanted to have an abortion when she was pregnant with daughter North, but God came to him and told him it wasn’t fair.
Having fun: Kanye smiled a grin at her little girl during their night together
Style: The rapper and presidential hope wore black sunglasses during the evening
Sweet: The duo held hands and smiled as they chatted at the exit
Exit: Kanye and North jumped into a black car after attending the window display at Sadler’s Wells Theater
Support: North wore a hoodie matching his fathers with the words “Vote Kanye” printed on the front
In a rambling and unscripted speech to supporters, he often focused on the subject of abortion, saying that in 2013 Kim “had the pills in hand” to abort before being inspired by God to have the baby.
‘My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I am a rapper. And she said I’m pregnant. He was crying, ”he said.
Kanye said he was considering what to do when he received what he interpreted as a sign from God while he was working on his laptop in Paris.
London calls: family recently spent a vacation in the Dominican Republic, which is not currently on the UK government’s travel corridor country list
‘My screen has gone black and white. And God said, if you fuck with my vision, I’ll fuck with yours, ‘he yelled. ‘And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this baby.
“Even if my wife divorced me after this talk, she would have brought North into this world when I didn’t want to.”
The rapper continued to burst into tears as he yelled, ‘He had the pills in his hand! I almost killed my daughter!
Kanye he also revealed that his father wanted to have an abortion but his mother Donda “saved his life”.
“Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world when I didn’t want to,” he said.
Retired: Kanye and North were later seen being picked up by a chauffeured car after their night in the capital
After his speech, the rapper then launched two rants on Twitter in which he insisted that he was trying to divorce Kim for two years and accused her of “trying to lock him up”.
Kanye was open about his struggle with bipolar disorder and, in 2016, spent time in the hospital after a “ psychiatric emergency ” that forced him to cancel 21 concert dates and Kim later spoke in defense of Kanye.
Family: Kanye pictured with wife Kim Kardashian and their children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, in a photo posted June 21, 2020 for Father’s Day
KANYE CHAOTIC MEETING SPEECH
On how she nearly miscarried her daughter:
‘My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I am a rapper. And she said I’m pregnant. She was crying.
‘My laptop screen has gone black and white. And God said, if you fuck with my vision, I’ll fuck with yours. And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this baby.
‘We talked about her not having this baby. He had the pills in his hand! I almost killed my daughter!
“Even if my wife divorced me after this talk, she would have brought North into this world when I didn’t want to.”
How he was nearly aborted by his parents:
“My father wanted to have an abortion. My mother saved my life. There would be no Kanye West because my father was too busy. ‘
“Abortion should be legal, but the maximum increase option should be available.
“Anyone who has a baby gets a million dollars or something.
‘No more plan B – Plan A.
‘It takes a village to raise a child. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. A society has been created for single women who do not have a village ”.
He claims that Harriet Tubman did not free the slaves:
“Harriet Tubman never really freed slaves, she just made slaves go to work for other whites.”
Properties of the gun:
“When other countries come in and you have no weapons, what do you think will happen?”
‘You are a slave. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.
He said he wanted to be on the board of both Adidas and Gap, for which he designs clothes. He said black culture was exploited too often by white-owned companies.
“I’m sick of this black iconography used by white corporations to make us look and say it’s us.”
Other key quotes from his speech:
‘I don’t give a fuck if I win the presidency or not.
‘There are homeless people in front of the Gucci store. I’m interested in these things. And I am in the service of God. ‘
‘Politics, America, Trump, Biden or Kanye West can set us free. “The only thing that can free us is to obey the rules that have been given to us as the promised land.”
He wrote on social media: ‘As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I have never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health.
‘But today, I feel like I have to comment on it because of the stigma and prejudice about mental health. Those who understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.
“People who are unaware of or distant from this experience may judge and not understand that the individual himself has to engage in the process of getting help, no matter how hard family and friends try.”
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star described Kanye as a “bright but complicated person” and said his bipolar disorder has increased the “pressure and isolation” he already feels as a public figure.
He added: ‘I understand that Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions can sometimes cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a bright but complicated person who, in addition to the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who has experienced the painful loss of his mother and faces the pressure and isolation that is accentuated by his bipolar disorder. ‘
Kanye failed to vote in most US states and the District of Columbia. Kanye made it to the ballot for 12 states including Kentucky, where he would spend $ 400k to get the necessary signatures, and Iowa, after paying $ 80k.
The rapper’s appearance on the show comes after he enjoyed a vacation in the Dominican Republic with his wife Kim Kardashian and their four children: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
Kim shared the sunny snaps of the escape on Instagram earlier this week, revealing that the family had enjoyed some time together.
Currently, visitors traveling to the Dominican Republic must self-report if they have COVID-19 symptoms and may need to take a quick diagnostic test.
Travelers must also provide travel and contact details before traveling to the UK. The Dominican Republic is not currently on the British government’s list of travel corridors, which suggests arrivals should isolate themselves.
The family is also thought to have launched into the UK from their home in Los Angeles. America is also not on the travel corridor list, which means visitors should usually quarantine for 14 days and fill out a passenger tracking form.
This is the case for most destinations around the world, with only a handful currently exempt from advice against “anything but essential” international travel.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives of Kim and Kanye for comment.
Kanye and North weren’t the only family members enjoying a night out, as fellow rapper Skepta also dated his daughter River, two, at the Bottega Veneta show.
Skepta caught attention in a leather jacket with a contrasting red undertone that matched her chunky red-soled boots.
Her little girl matched her dress by wearing her warm red sweater and black skinny jeans while making a very cute appearance at the show.
Chic: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also turned heads as she appeared at a Bottega Veneta event in London
Warm Wrapped: The model wore a long camel coat and an all-black suit underneath
Dad and Daughter: Rapper Skepta grabbed attention in a black and red leather jacket as he attended the event with his adorable little girl River, two
Dapper: Stormzy seemed to be in a good mood when he arrived at the star-studded show
Elegant: The musician wore a leather coat over a fitted shirt and pants on his way out
Details: Sensational rapping accessorized her outfit with a dazzling gold watch
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also brought the glamor in a silky-looking long camel-colored coat that matched her long caramel tresses.
The model wore an all-black suit underneath, consisting of long black pants and a sleek black top with a high collar to keep out the autumn chill.
For footwear, Rosie wore a set of high black straps, while carrying her essentials in a black leather bag with a gold chain.
Suave: Stormzy exuded confidence as he got out of the car
Pose: Neneh Cherry also sported a trendy display with a long black coat and heavy leather boots with a brown sole while Edward Enninful looked dapper in a navy suit (L-R)
Fashion: Sheila Atim dazzled with a long brown dress and black jacket, which she paired with some bright white shoes
Arrivals: Alex Sossah (left) and Grace Ladoja also opted for all-black suits, with Grace adding a pop of color with some pink shoes