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31st Oct 2018

Kanye West says he’s ‘distancing himself from politics’ and thinks he’s been ‘used’

Wil Jones

This is probably for the best

Oh, Kanye. You put out some of the greatest records of the modern era, inspire a generation, and then let us all down by wearing a MAGA hat.

For those of you not keeping track, Kanye has repeatedly stated his love for Donald Trump, hung out with the President at Trump Towers and the White House, and has been constantly seen wearing that damn MAGA hat. He also stated that he though slavery was “a choice” in an interview in May.

Needless to say, this political stance coming from the man who famously once declared that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” has alienated a lot of his long-time fans.

Now however it seems that Kanye’s political period could finally be over. On Tuesday night he tweeted that he was “distancing” himself from politics, and he felt he’d been “used”.

“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 !!!”

It came as part of a series of tweets referring in part to right-wing commentator Candace Owens.

So, basically, Owens is a very vocal supporter of Donald Trump and opponent of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in April, Kanye tweeted “I love the way Candace Owens thinks”.

Recently, she launched a campaign called ‘Blexit’, with which she was encouraging African Americans to leave the Democratic Party.

Blexit t-shirts were unveiled, which Owens claimed were designed by Yeezy himself.

“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,” Owens told Page Six.

But Kanye is denying he had anything to do with the shirts, or the campaign.

“I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

Ye also tweeted that he supports “prison reform” and “common-sense gun laws”.