Kanye West Renounces Politics: ‘I’ve Been Used to Spread Messages I Don’t Believe in’

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In a cryptic Twitter storm Tuesday, Kanye West said that he’s “distancing” himself from politics, after saying he was “used to spread messages” he no longer believes in.

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” West tweeted. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Reps for the rapper did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

West also denied that he had designed a logo and merchandise for a political branding campaign called “Blexit,” which aimed at convincing black voters to leave the Democratic Party. Alt-right provocateur Candace Owens, who originated the concept, had thanked West for designing the logo.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo,” West wrote. “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.”

On Saturday, Page Six reported that during a recent Washington, D.C. event Owens thanked West for  his design of the “Blexit logo, adding that West “has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.” Though Owens later downplayed her statement on Twitter, saying that the project was entirely hers.

Breaking away from Trump, West also said he supported “common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.”

This is a reversal for the musician, who has been an outspoken supporter of the president.

Earlier this month, West met with Trump in the Oval Office while wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat.

West’s meeting lasted nearly 30 minutes, with the rapper touching on subjects from mental health reform, gun violence, black voters, Democrats, trade with China to his desire to repeal the 13th Amendment — which abolished slavery.

“When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman,” said West. “You made a superman cape for me.”

In late September West appeared as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” when he surpried viewers during the cast sign-off at the end of the show wearing the MAGA hat and ranted about President Trump while slamming the media.

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