Slim Thug
US rapper Slim Thug says abortion is OK if performed immediately

US rapper Slim Thug has provoked outrage after describing abortion as being akin to "birth control" if performed immediately.

The 31-year-old hip-hop star, whose real name is Stayve Jerome Thomas, gave his stance on the controversial topic during a recent interview with The Box, a radio station broadcast in Houston, Texas.

The rapper said: "Abortion is necessary on some occasions. People be against it, but people don't deal with the real life situations some people deal with.

"I don't think it's good to have a baby and not be with the father. That's part of the biggest problem," he explained. "A kid deserves both his parents. That's why I think if you ain't gonna be with somebody, you don't need to have a kid with him.

"I ain't saying wait 3 or 4 months. If it's immediate, it's like birth control to me."

Angry listeners flocked online to share their views over Slim Thug's statements.

One said: "Such a bad message to be sending out. We need to start calling it conception control, not birth control."

Another commentator wrote: "How bout actually using birth control Dumb ***! Does he even know the process that birth control is? You don't just say poof and wish away a child and it's over, it's painful and damaging to your reproductive systems and you can die if not done properly."

Slim Thug, whose hits include Check on It, also included a chapter on abortion in a book entitled How to Survive in a Recession.