Over the weekend, Candace Owens stood before America’s young, black conservatives to influence them to turn away from the Democratic Party. The controversial conservative was joined by Donald Trump Jr. as a special guest, with Kanye West in mind, as she unveiled newly designed T-Shirts to support their new movement, Blexit.
According to Owens, the t-shirts were designed by “my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” in an attempt to support the movement to “free black people from an emotionally abusive relationship with the Democrat Party.” At the time, she said, “Kanye West has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.”
But now, just days later, West says that is not the case, and as a result of the alleged mixup, West is separating himself from politics.
“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common sense gun laws that will make our world safer,” he wrote, upon his revelation. “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.”
“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world,” he continued, just before he addressed the elephant on the Internet. “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.”
“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he said in reference to Owens’ Blexit movement. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!”
As news surfaced of West’s new mindset, and his decision to separate himself from politics, he did reach out to TMZ to clear up one thing – he did not mention Donald Trump in his tweets.