Kanye West Distances Himself From Politics After Being Used In "Blexit" Campaign
"My eyes are now wide open."
The heavens have opened! Kanye West announced on Oct. 30, that he will be distancing himself from politics. The announcement comes after he claims that he was "used" to promote the recent "Blexit" apparel line as well as other political ideas that he does not support.
"My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in." Kanye tweeted. "I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!"
He also elaborated on his involvement (or lack thereof) with the "Blexit" campaign after original reports claimed that he designed the apparel line – which encourages black voters to leave the Democratic party – in partnership with Candace Owens. "I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine," he explained. "I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it."
Kanye added: "I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war."
The Twitter rant comes shortly after a series of odd political moves from the Chicago rapper. Earlier this year, he visited the White House, where he delivered a manic speech about a number of odd topics in front of reporters and President Trump. He has also been wearing a MAGA hat in public, stating that it makes him feel like a "super hero."
It's unclear whether Kanye still stands with Trump and other Republican leaders as we lead into the midterm elections. Nevertheless, it's definitely giving many fans a sigh of relief that we won't have to hear Kanye's views on politics for in the near future.
Check out his tweets above and below.