My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in
Kanye West, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, announced he is quitting politics after being ‘used to spread messages I don’t believe in’ and denounced the president over his immigration policy.
The singer made the surprising declaration on Twitter on Tuesday.
‘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 wrote.
In an extended Twitter rant, he criticized Trump’s immigration policy, denounced the ‘blexit’ movement, and thanked his family.
Kanye West made his surprising declaration on Twitter on Tuesday
West has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump’s
The rapper indicated he was upset over Trump’s policies on immigration
West indicated the split came over Trump’s policies on immigration, which had seen migrant children separated from their parents who came to the country illegally and ordering troops to the border to stave off a caravan of people walking to the United States from Central America.
‘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,’ the rapper wrote.
He also denounced the ‘blexit’ movement – black people leaving the Democratic Party – and its conservative founder Candace Owens.
West said even though his name was used he ‘never wanted any association’ and has ‘nothing to do with it.’