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Kanye West breaks from Trump and Candace Owens: ‘I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in’

Kanye West has been a vocal ambassador for the MAGA brand, professing his love for President Trump in public and on social media. But in a tweet he fired off this Tuesday afternoon, the controversial artist seems to be suggesting that he’s having some second thoughts and “distancing” himself from politics.

In a series of tweets within an hour of this article being written, West voiced support for “common sense gun laws” and said he believes in “love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war” — a statement that most fair-minded observers would agree is in direct contrast to Trump’s immigration policies.

In a subsequent tweet, West voiced displeasure with Trump supporter and Turning Point USA spokesperson Candace Owens, who claimed that her Blexit (black exit from Democratic Party) movement was created by her “dear friend” West.

“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,” West tweeted. “I have nothing to do with it.”

According to TMZ, Owens had attributed the Blexit brand to West, saying, “Blexit is a renaissance and I’m blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero — Kanye West.”

In his final tweet, West said that his eyes are now “open.”

“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!!!”

Owens might want to get a handle on this before Blexit turns into Yexit.

This story will be updated as the shit continues to hit the fan.

Featured image via screen grab/YouTube

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