Kanye West Appears To Be Stepping Back From Politics

The rapper said on Tuesday that he plans on "distancing" himself from politics.

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Singer Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump speak with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower December 13, 2016 in New York. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Just weeks after visiting the White House, Kanye West seems to have had a change in heart about being politically active. The rapper and designer disclosed on Twitter that he plans on “distancing” himself from politics, alleging that he’s being “used to spread messages I don’t believe in.”

“I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!” he wrote.

This week, West became associated with a campaign led by conservative activist Candace Owens, according to CNN, which encourages black voters to leave the Democratic Party.

Owens clarified that West’s only role in designing the logo for her campaign was an introduction to the artist, West seemed upset by the attention.

West wrote that he “never wanted any association” with the campaign and that he has “nothing to do with it.” He has shown support for Owens in the past, such as in April when he tweeted, “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.”

His decision to take a break from politics comes a month after a rant about Trump after his SNL performance caused another wave of backlash against the musician.

His close association with President Trump has also alienated many of his fans.

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