Kanye West announced on Tuesday afternoon that he is distancing himself from politics.

"My eyes are now wide open. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative,” West stated in a series of tweets.

West has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, recently visiting the Oval Office and proclaiming in front of the press, “I love this guy right here,” during a 10-minute conversation in which he shared his admiration of the polarizing president.

The rapper received public backlash for redesigning the MAGA hat and stating that it made him feel like Superman while at the meeting.

Before his White House visit, West delivered a pro-Trump speech at the end of his SNL taping in September.

“There’s so many times I talk to like a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago,” he shared with the audience.

His recent decision to remove himself from politics comes from a discrepancy involving his support in the “Blexit” movement, short for “Black exit”. The project, spearheaded by Candace Owens, encourages Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party.

“Blexit is a renaissance, and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” she stated at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.


According to West's recent Tweets, he did not design the shirts and never wanted to be associated with the Blexit campaign. Instead, he introduced Owens to another designer who made the logo. Owens clarified West's involvement on Monday via Twitter.


Back in April, West expressed his fandom for Owens and her work in a tweet.



Owens has not since released a statement in response to West. 


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