[UPDATED] Kanye To 'Distance' Himself From Politics: 'I've Been Used To Spread Messages I Don't Believe In'

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UPDATE: Kanye confirmed to TMZ that his tweets were in reference to Blexit, and emphasized that he did not mention President Donald Trump at all:

"Kanye contacted us to make it clear he did not mention Donald Trump in his tweets, and he's getting out of politics altogether," reported TMZ. "As for being 'used' ... he says he was specifically referencing Blexit, and that's it."

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In dramatic fashion, artist and clothing designer Kanye West announced that he'll be distancing himself from politics to focus on his creative ventures.

Signaling what appears to be a departure from some of his recent political statements, Kanye wrote in a Tuesday tweet, "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 added.

Since Kanye has a tendency to delete past tweets, see the screenshot, below:

Kanye expanded his thoughts in preceding tweets:

"I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer," said the artist.

"I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable," he wrote. "I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war."

Kanye continued, "I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world."

The artist also made note of conservative activist Candace Owens and the movement called "Blexit," which encourages black Americans to exit the Democrat Party.

"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," he stated.

The Daily Wire previously reported on Kanye and Blexit:

The Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post report that West has debuted a number of "Blexit"- themed items, which tie back to a larger "Blexit" movement (not organized by West) encouraging black conservatives to be more vocal about their political ideology, and declare, openly, their intent to permanently abandon the Democratic Party. The shirts come in "traffic cone orange," light green, lavender, and white, and bear either a "Blexit" logo or the words, "We Free." They all say "design by Kanye West," because of course they do.

Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, Owens emphasized that she created the concept of Blexit "separate of [Kanye]." (See video below)

Kanye bucked Hollywood norms when he came out in support for President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, he continued to stun the world with an Oval Office meeting with the president; wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, Kanye hugged the president and told him he loved him.

"There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman," Kanya said of the "MAGA" hat, adding, "You made a Superman — that's my favorite superhero — you made a Superman cape for me."

Kanye received immense backlash from celebrities and media elites over his support for President Trump, though Kanye always made it clear that he and the president have numerous areas of disagreement concerning policy. Most notably, a CNN panel slammed the successful businessman as uneducated and a "token negro."

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