LOS ANGELES: Three weeks following a bizarre White House ending up in US President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West said on Tuesday he was distancing himself from politics.
West, Trump’s biggest celebrity supporter, also sought to distance himself from the new campaign that encourages black Americans to quit the Democratic Party.
“My eyes are actually available and now realise I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!” West tweeted, without mentioning Trump, who is a Republican, or some other names.
The singer and fashion designer, who has said he is bipolar, also said he “never wanted any association” with a plan launched last weekend called Blexit that seeks to draw African-Americans away from their long-standing support for Democrats.
West, 41, was associated with the campaign as a result of its leader, conservative activist Candace Owens, said he had designed the logo for the movement’s hats and T-shirts.
“I introduced Candace to the one who made the logo and they didn’t want their name onto it so she used mine,” West wrote. “I have nothing regarding it.”
West posted his comments just a week before US congressional elections on Nov 6 and after months of erratic behavior, including describing slavery as a choice.
On October 11, he met Trump in the Oval Office and launched right into a rambling 10-minute-long speech carried survive television where he explained Trump made him feel such as for instance a superhero, and referenced the existence of an alternate universe.