Kanye West says he's 'distancing' himself from politics: 'My eyes are now wide open'

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Kanye West Meets With Donald Trump At White House

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Weeks after Kanye West's headline-making meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, the rapper has announced that he is stepping away from politics.

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In a Twitter thread Tuesday, West, who wore a "Make America Great Again" hat during a "Saturday Night Live" appearance last month and delivered a pro-Trump speech onstage after the show, said he has been "used to spread messages" he doesn't support.

"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," he wrote Tuesday afternoon.

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

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

West went on to claim that he wasn't involved with Blexit, a campaign led by conservative activist Candace Owens that encourages African-Americans to stop supporting the Democratic Party. Owens recently said West designed the "X" in the "Blexit" logo.

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"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," West wrote.

"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!!!"

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