Kanye West has taken to social media to announce that he plans to distance himself from politics, following an intensely controversial few months.

Earlier this year, Kanye West pulled off an impressive feat when he oversaw the release of five albums in five weeks. However, even with a well-received solo album in the mix (and another supposedly on the way), Kanye’s artistry has been overshadowed by his political views.

Following a number of supportive messages to US President Donald Trump, Kanye took place in a very widely-publicised interview with TMZ in which he explained that he felt slavery was a ‘choice’. He followed this up recently with controversial meeting with Trump, as well as a highly-criticised social media post in support of the President, and a divisive monologue on Saturday Night Live.

Over the weekend, the Kanye criticism reached its peak when Turning Point USA, an organisation for young conservatives, claimed that West has designed T-shirts encouraging black people to leave the Democratic Party.

However, it seems that Kanye West has had enough of political discussion, taking to Twitter to reveal that he’s taking a step back from politics, and distancing himself from the recent ‘Blexit’ controversy.

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer,” West wrote earlier today. “I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable.”

“I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.”

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.”

“I introduced Candace [Owens, conspiracy theorist and outreach director for Turning Point USA] to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine,” he continued. “I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

“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 !!!”

While it’s not yet clear just how much of a step back from politics Kanye West is going to take, it seems as though a lot of his Democratic supporters are breathing a sigh of relief right now.

Check out Kanye West’s ‘Yikes’:

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