Kanye West On Feeling Like Being "Used" And On Quitting Politics.


After a long time support to President Donald Trump, Kanye West decided that he’ll be no longer involved in politics because he feels like he’s being "used".

The rapper had never hidden his support for the American president. Today, on Twitter, he says he wants to backtrack.

Between rap and politics, its big gap has often been problematic. Kanye West announced on Twitter that he had decided to "distance himself" from politics. He wrote:

"My eyes are now wide open and now realise I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!"

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Beyond Donald Trump, Kanye West seems to want to distance himself from Candace Owens, the rising star of American conservatives. The 29-year-old black woman, head of a movement called "Blexit" that wants to urge African Americans to leave the Democratic Party, said the rapper had drawn the movement's logo, which he denies .

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.

The Chicago-born artist had shown his support for Donald Trump since the presidential campaign. After the election of the Republican candidate, he went to the Trump Tower, his New York residence, to meet him.

At the end of April, Kanye West tweeted his love for his "brother" Donald Trump, even posing with a "Make America Great Again" hat, the former developer's campaign slogan, and claiming his freedom of expression and opinion . This public support had provoked very hostile reactions, particularly from the black community, many of whom thought themselves betrayed by Kanye West.

Indeed, Kanye West said he wanted to get out of a normative system, according to him, which systematically ranked black Americans in the Democratic camp. His relationship with Donald Trump culminated on October 11, when the US president received "Ye", one of his nicknames, at the White House.

Wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap, Kanye West gave Donald Trump and the media an enigmatic 10-minute monologue. "I'm going to tell you something, it was quite impressive," commented the Republican billionaire. "It was something."

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Also, before making his announcement on Tuesday, Kanye West had said on Twitter support a strengthening of weapons legislation, which Donald Trump is opposed. He had also called for "love and compassion for people who seek asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war."

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A reference to the caravan of Central Americans who are currently crossing Mexico to join the United States and that Donald Trump has announced he wants to stop, thanks to the support of 5,000 soldiers.