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 !!!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
Kanye West is quitting his involvement with politics for now – following the reports he designed shirts for Blexit (a movement to encourage black voters to abandon the democrats).
He has also explained the Blexit issue was a misunderstanding, claiming Candace Owens misattributed him as the creator of her Blexit clothing line.
Before his announcement that he was distancing himself from politics Kanye took to Twitter to clarify what he does believe 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. 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.”
He also added: “I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.”
This was the online reaction:
so the album is dropping soon i take it https://t.co/mm0Qy1Lnf8
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) October 30, 2018
****sprints to twitter****
You guys I think we're witnessing..
****panting, so out of breath****
…a Yexit https://t.co/WyMk53fhbR
— Collin Reischman (@CMReischman) October 30, 2018
how many times a month are kanye's eyes finally now 'wide open' for the first time https://t.co/qrnoNIgZOb
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) October 30, 2018
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