Kanye West Says He's No Longer Asleep And Is Distancing Himself From Politics: 'I've Been Used'
October 31, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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.
My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
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.
I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
#BLEXIT is about the beautiful stories of so many black people who have awakened themselves to the possibilities of our future, as Americans.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 29, 2018
The press is trying to use Kanye’s name to create drama and further divisiveness which is WRONG.
Here is statement of clarity from me: pic.twitter.com/PJSdM2PRFi
Back in April, West expressed his fandom for Owens and her work in a tweet.
I love the way Candace Owens thinks— ye (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
Owens has not since released a statement in response to West.
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