I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief if its actually true that Rapper Kayne West, or Ye as he is now known, is purposely taking a step back from politics. That deserves a bit of applause actually.
It was most disturbing when Kanye sat down with President Trump earlier this month, to discuss his thoughts on a variety of things; it was more like watching a train wreck in slow motion really. How on earth did that happen in the first place (and, can anyone get the image out of their head of the President and Kanye hugging? I personally would like my brain wiped.) But, that aside, Kanye stated on Twitter yesterday that “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!!!”
The instigation for this turn in his political fervour is down not to the President himself but with Candace Owens, who was highly praised last week by the President himself at a meeting of young black conservatives that took place at The White House. Ms. Owens has stated that Kayne had designed the logo and colours for Blexit, a group that encourages African Americans to leave the Democratic Party, which he firmly denies. West stated on Twitter that, “I introduced Candace to the persons who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on tit so she used mine,”, West went on to say, ” I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it. ” So, this is what has create, in West’s mind, a rift from which he now feels he needs to take a step back from.
Whatever the reason, if it results in Kanye, or Ye, or whatever to decide to keep a bit schtum on political opinions that were shocking at best, then I think its a step in the right direction. Focussing creatively is best for Kayne, that should keep him quite busy enough!
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