Kanye Says He Was Being Used, Is Backing Away From Politics
After his name was linked to the 'Blexit' campaign, Kanye West has struck out, and now claims he is "distancing himself" from politics.
In a signature about-face, West posted on his Twitter that he wasn't actually involved with the Blexit campaign, claiming he never actually wanted to be involved with the shirts.
If you missed it, earlier this week, conservative commentator Candice Owens announced that West had designed shirts for her "Blexit" movement, a campaign to encourage black Americans to move away from the Democratic party. The campaign's name a play on the UK's recent Brexit and stands for "Black Exit".
"Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colours, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West," Owens said at the campaign's launch.
West is now disputing that, posting on Twitter that he introduced Owens to a designer that came up with the campaigns logo, but "never wanted any association with Blexit".
"I have nothing to do with it," West wrote.
The recording artist also posted that he would be "distancing" himself from politics and "completely focusing on being creative".
West has recently come under fire for his extreme views ranging from claiming that slavery was a "choice", his ongoing support of President Donald Trump, to a rambling pro-Trump rant on his Saturday Night Live appearance.
It remains to be seen how long West's decision to no longer engage in politics will last, the "Yandhi" artist is known for deleting and reactivating his social media on alternating days and his promise to deliver his latest album eventuated in his wife, Kim Kardashian, tweeting that it would be delayed for over a month.
Featured image: Getty / Twitter @kanyewest.