UPDATE October 30
Initial reports that Kanye West was directly involved with the Blexit movement were incorrect. After media reports broke that Kanye himself designed the shirts mentioned in this article below, the leader of the Blexit movement, Candace Owens, came out to say that Kayne only helped her out by pointing her to some people that would be able to help her along with the business plan. He did not participate in the planning or execution of the movement.
Owens tweeted this after our article was posted:
The press is trying to use Kanye’s name to create drama and further divisiveness which is WRONG.
Here is statement of clarity from me: pic.twitter.com/PJSdM2PRFi
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 29, 2018
More about Kanye’s part in Owens’ movement can be seen at an Eagle Rising post from October 31.
Original post below…
Kanye West really has gone all in with his battle to destroy the political status quo of the Democrats by urging fellow African Americans to exit the Democrat Party with a new line of shirts with the slogan “Blexit,” and “We Free.”
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) October 27, 2018
West designed the shirts to help conservative firebrand Candace Owens push her young black leadership summit that was started to urge young blacks to think on their own and reject the far left Democrat Party.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six:
West’s designs debuted Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit, a meeting of young black conservatives in Washington. West didn’t attend the conference, but was there “in spirit,” according to TPUSA’s Communications Director Candace Owens.
“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,” said Owens, 29.
She gushed that West “has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.”
There are three designs to chose from, according to the sales page at Blexit.com. There is also a baseball cap for sale with the Blexit logo.
The website also features testimonials of blacks who have left the Democrat plantation and registered to vote as Republicans or as independents.
Owens said there will be a Blexit tour to major cities including Chicago and Philadelphia, starting next year.
“The Blexit movement will spend 2019 holding rallies in every major city in America that the Democrats have destroyed,” she said.
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