Kanye West, former supporter of Blexit (black exit from the Democratic party), is walking away from politics, or so he says. The rapper went on a Twitter rant yesterday, as he does, saying that his “eyes are now wide open” and that he’s been “used to spread messages [he] doesn’t believe in.” Instead of tackling the issues on Capitol Hill, Ye is “distancing [himself] from politics and completely focusing on being creative.”
First of all, OK. And secondly, is this even real? Or is Ye just trolling us?
The “I Love It” rapper did however want to make sure people knew where his political leanings stand, which are much further left than they were a few days ago. “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 tweeted on Thursday.
In another tweet, he wrote “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.”
Kanye seems to blame conservative commentator Candace Owens for his involvement in the Blexit merchandise. He tweeted, “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.”