Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye West listening party attendees offered opportunity to get vaccinated on-site Harris's stepdaughter makes Paris Fashion Week debut Caitlyn Jenner: My family not 'involved whatsoever' in gubernatorial bid MORE reportedly requested that staffers working on his long-shot presidential bid abstain from sex outside marriage.
The 43-year-old rapper — who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Polls open in California as Newsom fights for job Forbes says Fenty has made Rihanna 'the wealthiest female musician in the world' How to turn the tide on vaccine hesitancy: Apply an algorithm that actually works MORE — asked that campaign aides "refrain from 'fornicating' outside of marriage," according to a Wednesday New York Times report.
In a series of text and phone exchanges with a Times reporter published by the paper, the performer, who has said he has bipolar disorder, offered scant details on his White House bid, which he first announced in July.
While opposed to abortion, West said he didn't want to ban it.
"You can't do that," West said. “I don’t want to ban or stop or point fingers at anything.” He said that he would instead promote “stipends for families that need support, creating orphanages that are really high-level desirable for people to go to, and the redesign of communities and cities in general to be supporting of families.”
Running under the Birthday Party, West has failed to make the ballot in several states, including Ohio, Montana, West Virginia and Wisconsin. So far, he has been given ballot access in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Tennessee, Utah and Mississippi.
The entertainer has been a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE's and famously visited the Oval Office in 2018. In an interview last month, West said he was "not denying" that his campaign is seeking to hurt the candidacy of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE.
Asked by the Times the purpose of his presidential campaign, West replied, "Do you have children?”
A reporter answered, “One of them has many of your albums on vinyl and plays them very loud."
West then responded, "Lovely."