Kanye West says he's 'distancing' himself from politics: "My eyes are now wide open"

Three weeks after a passionate White House meeting with President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West says he is distancing himself from politics.


                            Kanye West says he's 'distancing' himself from politics: "My eyes are now wide open"

Kanye West has had enough of politics. The rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday and said he would be now focusing completely on "being creative."

West, who has been a vociferous fan of President Donald Trump, tweeted: “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 !!!”



 

While it is unclear what exactly caused the change of heart, he referenced 'Blexit' in another tweet, which is a campaign spearheaded by black conservative firebrand Candace Owens urging African American voters to walk away from the Democratic Party, which they believe has been historically oppressive towards the demographic. Owens is also the communications director for the revolutionary Turning Point USA, Fox News reports.

Kanye also tweeted that he hadn't wanted to be associated with Blexit and didn't help design the logo on its clothing and apparel.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine,” West tweeted. “I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”



 

That said, Turning Point USA is yet to respond to multiple requests for comment.

In other tweets the same day, Kanye referenced several different social issues as a final message before he withdrew from politics.

“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,” one tweet read.



 

“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,” another post read.



 

West also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all those who resonated with his "ACTUAL beliefs" and "vision for a better world."



 

In the past, the 'Flashing Lights' star has expressed his support of President Trump. Earlier this month, the rapper paid a visit to the White House and hugged the commander-in-chief saying he "loved" him.