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Kanye West denies he designed ‘Blexit’ shirts: ‘I’ve been used’

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Kanye West is denying that he designed the “Blexit” T-shirts urging black people to abandon the Democratic Party, with the vocal supporter of President Trump saying he will distance himself from politics.

In a pair of tweets on Tuesday, the rapper claims that he introduced conservative figure Candace Owens to the designer of the T-shirt, and that she erroneously used his name in conjunction with them.

The T-shirts first appeared at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit on Saturday. Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA, shared an image of the shirts and touted West’s involvement.

{mosads}”Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” Owens said.

The Hill has reached out to Turning Point USA for comment.

In an set of tweets earlier Tuesday, West outlined some of his political beliefs, saying he supports prison reform, job creation, common-sense gun laws and “holding people who misuse their power accountable.”

West has made national headlines for his support of Trump.

He recently visited the White House for a meeting with the president, in which he heaped praise on him and went on an extended monologue about mental health, prison reform and the 13th Amendment, among other topics.

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