It’s not often that Kanye West decides to take a step back from the spotlight but he has announced, in a series of tweets, that he is ‘distancing himself from politics’ after his high profile meetings with president, Donald Trump.
The rapper has said that it was ultra-conservative Candace Owens, who was the main reason for this decision, saying that she “used” him with her Blexit campaign.
The controversial star said that his “eyes are now wide open,” and that he now realises he’d been, “used to spread messages I don’t believe in.”
After firing out a few tweets, Kanye ended with sharing: “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!”
Earlier, the Yeezus rapper called out Candace Owens, who had associated him with Blexit, black exit from Democratic Party, and said that Kanye had ‘created the logo and colours’ of this ‘renaissance’.
The 41-year-old star tweeted that he was not behind any logo and didn’t want to be involved. He wrote: “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.”
After meeting with Trump at the White House earlier in the month, in which he discussed subjects ranging from criminal justice reform to gang violence, Kanye felt he needed to set the record straight on a number of other beliefs he had, after feeling he was being misappropriated.
What he did reveal though was his stance on the gun laws in the States.
Kanye tweeted: “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 also thanked his family and friends in supporting his, “actual beliefs and my vision for a better world.”
In a further tweet, Kanye took aim at those in power and wrote that he supported,”holding people who misuse their power accountable.”
For now though, Kanye is going to leave politicising to others. That is, until he feels the need to share his thoughts on such matters once again.
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