Kanye West has decided to distance himself from politics. The rapper opened up about his change of heart via Twitter on Tuesday (October 30th). In a series of tweets, Ye said, "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 !!!"
He then addressed the "Blexit" merchandise, which was supposed to encourage African-Americans who support the Democratic Party to become Republican. As previously reported, the merch was available this past weekend at Candace Owens’ Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Kanye said, "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."
Kanye continued, "I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world. 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 later added, "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."
In other news, blackish actress Jenifer Lewis has revealed that Kanye’s camp reached out to her about helping the rapper. Jenifer — who has spoken candidly about her bipolar disorder, told The New York Times, "Someone in Kanye’s camp is trying to get me in a room with him. I know what mental illness looks like, and I know that if a person is not ready to get help, they won’t."
She added, "I hope that he gets himself well. Nobody is better or worse than anyone else. This is not something to point your finger at and laugh."