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Three Weeks After Visiting Trump's Oval Office, Kanye West Says He's Been 'Used' πŸ‘€

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Well, that was quick: just as abruptly as he became involved with them, Kanye West is now done with politics.


In a series of tweets on Tuesday, West opened a wide berth between himself and Washington, explaining that he has realized he's being played by political ideologues. "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," Kanye tweeted.


The root of this particular awakening lies with controversial African-American commentator and Trump supporter Candace Owens.

Owens recently launched a campaign called "Blexit," meant to encourage black voters to leave the Democratic Party.



Blexit was a campaign that already existed, and had nothing to do with Owens's aims: it was launched to encourage Black citizens to support black-owned banks.


Owens recently launched a line of Blexit-themed apparel bearing a logo that she claimed Kanye had designed. But it seems that was far from the case. Rather, from Kanye's telling, Candace used Kanye's name when the logo's actual designer asked not to be involved in promoting it. Kanye went even farther, saying, "I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it."


Kanye went on to clarify the issues that he does wish to be associated with, and it's safe to say that many of them are not high on Trumpworld's list of priorities:



He went on to thank "my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world."

Naturally, social media was alight with reactions to this change of direction:








But not everyone was impressed:





But if you're thinking Ye is now firmly on Team Resistance, not so fast: West was quick to clarify his tweets were not in reference to Trump himself, going so far as to contact TMZ to make it exactly clear he was speaking of being "used" only by Owens:

4:15 PM PT -- Kanye contacted us to make it clear he did not mention Donald Trump in his tweets, and he's getting out of politics altogether. As for being "used" ... he says he was specifically referencing Blexit, and that's it.

He always keeps you guessing, that Kanye.

H/T CNN, BBC