Candace Owens responds to Kanye West’s statement that he was used

Did you really think Kanye was going to stay in the conservative camp for long? From the beginning, it’s looked suspiciously like a publicity stunt to promote new music but only Kanye really knows if that’s true or not.

Yesterday, the rapper announced he was done with politics and claimed he’d been used to spread messages he doesn’t believe in.

He then went on to accuse Candace Owens of Turning Point USA, of using his name on the ‘Blexit’ line without his permission.

Owens has responded with a statement clarifying those rumors.

“#BLEXIT was always about teaching those people to fly.

If I had to imagine what it would feel like to have a bullet pierce my heart, it would be exactly like the moment I learned Kanye told the world he felt I had used him.

I wouldn’t wish the way I felt last night upon my worst enemy.

I never once said that Kanye designed the t-shirts for BLEXIT. This is a lie that seems to have made its way around the world; a lie I would like to again correct for the record. Kanye was completely right to feel used in that regard and as I have done personally, I would like to publicly apologize to him for any undue stress or pain the effort to correct that rumor has caused him, his business relationships, or his family. He simply never designed them.”

She went on to say she had thought of the brand earlier this year at CPAC and apologized to people who thought they were supporting something Kanye had designed.

To those who have donated and supported BLEXIT, I would like to clarify that in no way are you supporting the work of Kanye West.

You are supporting an orphanage of thought for free thinkers. A figurative home for those who have been excommunicated for daring to view themselves as more than just victims. You are supporting our love, compassion, and conviction that there is a way to better ourselves without government handouts.

BLEXIT represents the vision of the black community becoming victors. It represents an America united by the shared belief that no matter where you come from – if you work hard and stay focused on the good things— we can all be superheroes.

We can and – at long last – we will.

This is probably not the end of Kanye and politics, but his flip flopping back and forth should remind the right that putting celebrities up on pedestals doesn’t always work out the way you want it to.

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