WATCH: Kanye West holds first presidential campaign rally in South Carolina

Rapper Kanye West holds a campaign event in South Carolina after announcing he is running for president under the banner of a self-styled Birthday Party.

Kanye West broke down in tears on Sunday at a rally to launch his surprise campaign for November’s presidential elections.

Wearing a bullet-proof jacket marked “security” and with 2020 shaved onto the back of his head, 43-year-old West gave an hour-long rambling speech in which he ranted about abortion and pornography and argued policy with attendees.

West told the audience at a wedding and convention venue in Charleston, South Carolina, how he had wanted his wife, Kim Kardashian, to get an abortion when she was pregnant with North, their oldest daughter. He then revealed his father also had wanted to abort him.

“My dad wanted to abort me. My mum saved my life. There would’ve been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” West said, bursting into tears.

He later shouted, “I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!”