Kanye West sparks controversy with tweet about abortion
Image Credit: Joe Kohen/WireImage.comNothing is off-limits on Kanye West’s infamously scatterbrained Twitter feed, where the rapper has opined on everything from the genius of Leonard Bernstein to the difficulty of sleeping on fur pillows.
But the scandal-prone pop star may have a fresh controversy on his hands thanks to a recent tweet about the hot-button topic of abortion. Warning: West’s opinions and language may be offensive to some readers, so continue reading at your own discretion.
In a tweet posted late last night, West writes “an abortion can cost a ballin’ n—-s up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin’ b—-es be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n—-s!” He followed it shortly after with what appears to be an addendum: “It ain’t happen to me but I know people.”
The message incited strong reactions from many of West’s Twitter readers, including outspoken singer Lily Allen. “[N]ever has a tweet put me in such a bad mood,” she tweeted earlier today in reference to West’s post. “This is wrong on so many levels.”
In what seems to be an ill-timed coincidence, the previous post on West’s Twitter feed was a picture of pop prince Justin Bieber, who recently landed in hot water over a Rolling Stone news item that quoted him saying, “I really don’t believe in abortion. … I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby.” The magazine later stated that the quote was incomplete; the full version, which was printed in their current cover story on Bieber, includes the following: “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad [referring to abortion in the case of rape], but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”
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