Candace Owens responds to Kanye West over Blexit controversy

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.

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“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.”

West revealed he had not wanted to be associated with Blexit, the mass exodus of blacks from the Democrat Party. And he also noted that he did not have a hand in the design of apparel and the logo.

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.

Frieda Powers


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