Rapper Kanye West Announces He's 'Distancing Himself From Politics'
Rapper Kanye West has announced that he’s “distancing himself from politics”, claiming on Twitter that he’s been “used” to spread messages that he doesn’t agree with.
Kanye once declared during a Hurricane Katrina benefit that former president “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and he has aligned himself publicly with President Donald Trump, and faced a huge backlash for it online and in the media, which he recently called “bullying”.
But he distance himself from politics after it was falsely reported that he’d been involved in the “Blexit” campaign, urging African-American people to leave the Democrat party, the rapper has now tweeted to say he’ll no longer be involving himself in the political world.
Blexit is run by Conservative commentator Candace Owens, it encourages black Americans to quit the Democratic party.
She claimed Kanye had designed clothing for the campaign, something which he has now denied.
Kanye tweeted: "My eyes are now wide open. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative."
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Writing to his 28.7 million followers the rapper said: "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."