Owens, 29, addressed their falling out on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, one day after West took to his own Twitter page to distance himself from the campaign encouraging a so-called “Black exit” from the Democratic party in favor of the GOP. The hip-hop star was rumored to have helped Owens design merchandise for the movement.
“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it,” the rapper wrote.
He added: “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 !!!”
On Wednesday, Owens directed users to a blog post titled “808s and Heartbreak” that detailed her feelings on the entire situation.
“…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,” she wrote. “I wouldn’t wish the way I felt last night upon my worst enemy.”
Owens, who serves as communications director for conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA, once again clarified Ye’s involvement in her recently launched campaign, explaining that the rapper had only helped design the “X” for #BLEXIT. She went on to apologize for “any undue stress or pain the effort to correct that rumor has caused” West, his business relationships, or his family.
“He simply never designed them,” she wrote. “This is a lie that seems to have made its way around the world; a lie I would like to again correct for the record. “I’m a leader, and I would like to lead in this moment by stating that any and all confusion relating to this topic is therefore my fault, entirely.”
As reported by Quartzy, the product descriptions on the BLEXIT website initially named West as their designer, although the site has since been updated to remove the rapper’s name.
West and Owens became fast friends earlier this year when the rapper tweeted that he was a fan of “the way Candace Owens thinks.” Their shared, unabashed support for President Donald Trump brought them even closer.
In her blog post, the Fox News commentator also apologized to the president, for fear that West’s tweets were interpreted as a shot at Trump’s administration. The “Gold Digger” star sat down with Trump in the oval office earlier this month to discuss criminal justice reform.
“[West’s] tweets were aimed at me and me only, rightfully, for my personal failings,” Owens wrote. “I bare full responsibility.”
“BLEXIT represents the vision of the black community becoming victors,” she concluded.” It represents an America united by the shared belief that no matter where you come from – if you work hard and stay focused on the good things— we can all be superheroes.”