Kanye West Says "I Am Distancing Myself from Politics"

"My eyes are now wide open and now realize I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in"
Kanye West Says "I Am Distancing Myself from Politics"
It's been a wild 2018 for Kanye West, whose musical output has been eclipsed by political controversies like meeting with President Trump and claiming slavery was a "choice." Now, Kanye is pledging to take a step back from politics.

In a series of tweets, West distanced himself from "Blexit," a political movement that encourages black voters to turn against the Democrats. Earlier this week, the movement unveiled a merch line they claimed was designed by Kanye, although he has now denied the association.

He ended the string of tweets by writing, "My eyes are now wide open and now realize I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in." He promised that he will be "distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative."

See the series of tweets below. It's unclear if this new stance will have any impact on his support of Trump and his penchant for giving rambling speeches while wearing a MAGA hat.