Kanye West has a new perspective that may relieve fans who believe the rapper had turned his back on them.
The “No Church in the Wild” rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday and admitted he was “used to” spread messages he did not believe in. West, 41, promised to take a step back from sharing his political views to focus on his creative work.
“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,” he shared. “I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.”
Those beliefs include “creating jobs,” supporting “prison reform” and “common-sense gun laws.”
He also went back on his involvement with “Blexit” fashion he designed to encourage black voters to leave the Democratic party. “I never wanted any association with Blexit,” he insisted. “I have nothing to do with it.”
West was vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, often wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and accusing the left-wing of bullying him.
No reaction yet from the Trump camp.
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Jimmy Kimmel was also among those to respond to West’s tweets, with him telling viewers: “Finally, the voices in his head are starting to make sense.
“If there any black celebrities out there who would like to be the President’s only African American supporter, that position is now officially open.”