Kanye West has clarified his “I’ve been used” statement and it’s exactly what everyone needs to read.
It wasn’t long that he broke major news headlines with his friendly visit to the White House and time spent with President Donald Trump. It wasn’t long until many of those same media outlets pushed a story about Kanye West stepping away from politics and feeling used to push beliefs that he did not identify with. Those same media outlets showed a picture of West in a “Make America Great Again” hat. The immediate result was that many people believed that Kanye West was no longer a Trump supporter and he ditched the president.
That’s not true.
This is what happens when people either 1) do not read the full story before they comment on social media, and 2) they are sometimes not told the full story or they are misled by dishonest media outlets seeking to generate some extra visits to their website.
Here’s what really happened, in list form so it’s quick and easy for everyone. Also because I enjoy making lists, except when it’s time to visit the grocery store and I forget everything I originally went for!
What happened with Kanye West and politics?
1. Candace Owens, a vocal black female conservative said that Kanye West designed the logo for “Blexit” which is a play on words for Brexit. Blexit stands for “black exit” as in the black voters leaving the Democratic Party and voting for Republicans.
Candace Owens in her statement: "I never once said that Kanye designed the t-shirts for BLEXIT."
Candace Owens just days ago: "This logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West."
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 31, 2018
2. Kanye West stated that he did not design it. West stated that he has nothing to do with Blexit. Kanye West is a free thinker and Blexit is a groupthink mentality. He chooses his own path, he does not follow the group. Even though he is supporting the president, he does not specifically support any particular group, even Blexit.
3. Kanye West said he felt used to push beliefs and he was referring to Candace Owens who used his name incorrectly. West is unhappy with Owens, not President Trump. West feels used by Owens, not used by Trump.
This is the part that many media outlets are not telling you, or they’re not telling you until the very end of an article.
Evidence, from TMZ, who spoke with Kanye West.
“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.
Kanye West says he’s been used by people to spread political messages and he’s now done with it.
Kanye just fired off a series of tweets apparently distancing himself from politics. He 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.”
Kanye all but says the culprit is ultra-conservative Candace Owens. He 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.”
Owens had said, “Blexit [black exit from Democratic Party] 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.”
4 That’s it.
The story isn’t that deep nor does it have anything to do with Trump or Republicans in general.
Kanye West is simply unhappy with Candace Owens for using his name and linking him to a group which he does not particularly believe.
Kanye West did not mention anything about President Trump or Republicans.
Kanye West still supports President Trump.
Please inform your friends who may not have been introduced to the full story.