Kanye West Suddenly Wants to Distance Himself from Politics

Kanye West is once again riling politics this time by saying he wants to get out of politics.

Kanye West is once again riling politics this time by saying he wants to get out of politics.

West has angered the extreme left by allying himself with conservatives and Republicans in general and President Donald Trump in particular. But on Tuesday, he seemed to have made a partial about face.

West took to Twitter and posted a series of tweets in which he seemed to back away from politics not to mention any connection with the recent “Blexit” campaign created by black conservative activist Candace Owens — who he has praised in the past.

In one Tweet, West essentially said he wants out of politics saying, “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 !!!”

Before that tweet, West outlined a few of the things he says he believes in.

“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 said in one tweet.

Next, he noted, “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 added.

But West also seemed to bristle about being connected to Owens’ young black leader’s summit. In particular, some news outlets incorrectly claimed that West designed the t-shirts for Owens’ “Blexit” (meaning “black exit” from the Democrat Party) movement and Kanye wanted to correct the record.

In another tweet West addressed the t-shirt design question saying, “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.”

Of course, Candace Owens clarified who designed the shirts on Monday.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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