Candace Owens Apologizes to Kanye West After Rapper Distances Himself From Blexit Merch
The day after Kanye West chose to distance himself from Candace Owens after being “used” to promote the messaging of her “Blexit” movement, the right-wing media personality has now come forward with a statement of apology.
In a blog post titled “808s and Heartbreak,” Owens responds to West’s commentary that he did not design the merch for her “Blexit” branding as previously stated. The "Blexit" political movement and branding encourages people of color to exit the Democratic party and side with the Republican party.
"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," Owens wrote in the lengthy statement. "I never once said that Kanye designed the t-shirts for BLEXIT...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."
On Tuesday (Oct. 30), the MAGA hat-donning rapper clarified his alleged involvement with the newly debuted merch and its accompanying political movement, stating that he has nothing to do with it.
“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine,” West posted on Twitter. “I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”
He then followed up with another tweet, writing, “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 !!!”
Six months prior to West distancing himself from Owens, he praised her on Twitter, exclaiming that he likes the way she thinks. Perhaps not anymore.
See Candace Owens statement and Kanye West's tweets on the subject below.
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