Kanye West has announced that he is stepping away from the political arena amid ruthless bullying and vitriol from those on the Left.
For more than a decade, Kanye West has been an instrumental voice in the cultural and music industry and recently West looked to bring his cultural capital into the realm of politics.
West quickly found out that in the Trump era, any show of support for the president comes at a tremendous cost to a person’s reputation and it seems West has had enough.
In a tweet, the music artist and fashion designer said he thought he has been “used” and said he would be stepping away from politics to pursue “being creative.”
“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” Kanye said on Twitter. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative.”
West did not specify how he felt he was being used but clarified in the preceding post that he did not wish to be associated with Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens’ “Blexit” (short for “black exit”).
In a series of other posts, West thanked his family and made clear his stance on political issues like immigration, prison reform, and law enforcement accountability.
The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo reports that TMZ clarified West’s remark about being “used” and said it was a reference to the “Blexit” movement.
As BizPac Review reports, West’s venture into politics was not received well by those in mainstream media and on the Left who called West some of the worst things:
Liberals are gloating about Kanye West’s sudden about-face, suggesting his decision to step away from politics was a disavowal of his support for President Trump and conservative viewpoints.
Meanwhile, they ignore the role they played in driving Kanye — an influential, successful black millionaire — into political silence.
After West proclaimed his support for Trump and his disavowal of Democrats, the media went into overdrive to mock him as mentally ill, a “token Negro,” stupid and uneducated, and published rumors that his marriage to Kim Kardashian was on the rocks.