‘My eyes are now wide open’: Kanye West says he’s been ‘used’ and plans to quit politics

In a move that’s being hailed as a “Yexit,” Kanye West said Tuesday he was quitting politics to focus on his creative work.

“My eyes are now wide open,” he wrote on Twitter. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

West said he’s been “used” to spread messages he doesn’t believe in. He singled out Candace Owens, a conspiracy theorist and the outreach director for Turning Point USA, a conservative outreach organisation that targets college students.

At Turning Point USA’s black leadership summit on Saturday,Owens said West designed a logo for “Blexit” – a movement she invented hoping to get African-Americans to leave the Democratic party.

West said on Twitter he didn’t create the logo, but merely introduced Owens to the person who did.

“I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it,” West said.


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