Candace Owens penned an emotional response to Kanye West following his announcement that he was stepping away from politics and felt he had been “used.”
The Turning Point USA communications director revealed that she knew how it felt to “have a bullet pierce my heart” as that was how she was feeling upon learning of West’s remarks.
“I wouldn’t wish the way I felt last night upon my worst enemy,” Owens wrote in a blog Wednesday.
“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, referring to the rapper’s tweets saying he was “distancing myself from politics.”
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 !!!
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
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.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 30, 2018
Owens, who credits the rap star’s music for “having kept my spirit alive on some of the very worst days,” was crushed by the news from her “superhero” as critics slammed her and the Blexit concept.
“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,” Owens wrote. “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.”
The conservative firebrand who helped launch Blexit then took full ownership of the controversy.
“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,” she wrote.
“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,” Owens added. “His tweets were aimed at me and me only, rightfully, for my personal failings. I bare full responsibility.”
She recounted the moment she came up with the idea for Blexit and clarified that any donations to the cause had nothing to do with West.
“To all those in the black community who felt their hearts break last night, remember this moment. Remember these emotions. Remember the people who enjoyed your pain, and remember those who stood by your side,” she wrote.
“BLEXIT represents the vision of the black community becoming victors,” Owens 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.”
Fans of Owens and her new movement tweeted their support amid the controversy.
Someone texted me this message and I wanted to let you know it gave me wings.
I will be releasing a statement at 12pm regarding #BLEXIT and Kanye’s recent tweets.
Thank you for spreading love. https://t.co/1huobaALCc
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 31, 2018
Candace, we love you. You are a powerful voice for conservatism and are leading the charge in helping minorities crossover from the Democratic party. #LatinosWithTrump has your back 100%
— Oak-town ☢ Unfiltered / Vote Republican (@hrtablaze) October 31, 2018
I became excited after hearing about #BLEXIT because YOU were starting it, NOT because Kanye was “involved!” You are enough, you are MORE than enough to carry this movement and only those who don’t believe that believed that Kanye hand a hand in starting #BLEXIT.
— Erica (@LorentzErica) October 31, 2018
Don’t get me wrong. I completely support her and #Blexit. It is a great thing. It’s also shameful Kanye is claiming he was used. HE said he loves the way she thinks. HE at least arranged the meeting for the design to happen. To sell Candace out like that is just as bad.
— Chris_3mo (@3mo_chris) October 31, 2018
God bless you. Don’t quit!
— akbanshee (@akbanshee) October 31, 2018
Keep moving forward Candace!
— RebelCindee (@lou_cindee) October 31, 2018
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