The Trump crowd saw was crowing quite loudly about being able to count Kanye West as one of their own. For months, they would take every opportunity to drop his name, as he was the highest profile celebrity in their ranks, especially after Roseanne Barr's spectacular flame-out.
Then, Tuesday happened. Either Kanye got back on his meds or realized he was being played because, on Twitter, he distanced himself from the MAGA crowd. I won't rehash the entirety of his Twitter posts but, in essence, he said that he was being used to spread messages he didn't believe in and specifically called out Candace Owens for making claims about his association to the "Blexit" movement that were not true.
Here would be a good time to catch some folks up on a couple of things, if you aren't already aware. Candace Owens is the latest pay-for-play black "conservative". In short, she found out that there money to be made and clout to be chased by being a black mouthpiece for white conservative policies and ethos. Don't get me wrong, there are a number of black conservatives that I respect but, those black conservatives actually realize that you have to reach out to black people. Owens and her ilk just run a hustle that provides political cover for white benefactors by pushing policies and positions that run counter to the interests of black people.
So, with that, she became the main face of the "Blexit" movement, which encourages black people to leave the Democratic Party to join the Republican Party...under Trump.
Well, Owens apparently was leveraging Kanye's fame by writing that the logo was "created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West." In doing so, she was claiming West's de facto support to their movement. I can't say if this was the last straw but, something happened because, shortly after this, Kanye said he was done with politics. In his tweets, he made it clear that he did not design the logo but, only put her in touch with the designer. The designer apparently didn't want his/her name attached to this. So, according to Kanye, Candace put his name out there instead.
Since the truth was now out, Candace Owens had to come out an apologize (sort of). On her personal site she wrote, in part:
I never once said that Kanye designed the t-shirts for BLEXIT. 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. Kanye was completely right to feel used in that regard and as I have done personally, I would like to publicly apologize to him for any undue stress or pain the effort to correct that rumor has caused him, his business relationships, or his family. He simply never designed them.
I am 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.
I would also like to publicly apologize to President Trump, as I know that Kanye’s tweets were rapidly misinterpreted as a shot to this administration.
However, it appears that Candace Owens is now getting heat from fellow Trumpers who are now blaming her (as well as fellow conservative Charlie Kirk) for Kanye ending his association with the MAGA team.
The first few sentences of an article in the Daily Beast says it all:
Pro-Trump activists are fuming after Kanye West’s announcement that he’s “distancing” himself from politics, with the blame falling on two right-wing personalities—Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens—who fellow conservatives say used West to push their personal brands at the expense of the conservative movement.
“They really over-grifted that situation,” said Lucian Wintrich, a former White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit.
The hustle apparently so transparent that even fellow Trumpists peeped the game.
So, now, Candace Owens won't be eating off Kanye's plate or leveraging his clout to elevate her status. We'll just have to see how her "Blexit" plans work now that her prized pony has run away.