Just three weeks after visiting Donald Trump in the White House, and after months of praising Trump, Kanye West says he is distancing himself from politics.
Earlier, West, Mr Trump’s biggest celebrity supporter, had said the President made him feel “like a superhero”, and that wearing the Trump campaign’s iconic red Make America Great Again hat gave him power.
But in a series of tweets, West has seemingly backflipped, claiming that he feels like he has “been used” for his influence.
“My eyes are now wide open and now realise I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he tweeted, without specifically mentioning Mr Trump or the Republican party.
He added that he would now be distancing himself from politics to focus on being creative. West, who once claimed he would run for the US presidency in 2020, also sought to distance himself from a new campaign that seeks to draw African-Americans away from supporting the Democrat Party.
See his tweet
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 !!!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018