Candace Owens Apologizes to Kanye West Over 'Blexit' Shirt Design Controversy

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 Candace Owens speaks at the Turning Point USA Young Womens Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas on June 16, 2018.

Mere hours after Kanye West denied any involvement with the "Blexit" campaign, political commentator Candace Owens authored a blog Wednesday (Oct. 31) named after Yeezy's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak. The post finds Owens issuing an apology to her rapper friend for any confusion that may have been caused regarding his fictional ties to the "Blexit" movement.

"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. I wouldn’t wish the way I felt last night upon my worst enemy," she began. "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."

The 29-year-old went on to state that West was right in feeling used by having his name unfairly attached to the campaign. "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," wrote Owens.

The rest of the open letter sees an additional apology to Donald Trump and once again clarifies that "Blexit" has distanced itself from the Kanye West brand. "To those who have donated and supported BLEXIT, I would like to clarify that in no way are you supporting the work of Kanye West," Owens concluded.

It was originally being reported that West played a role in the "Blexit" merchandise designs for Owens, which prompted him to tweet out a message stating his dissociation. "I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine," he tweeted. "I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it."

Read the letter in full over on Candace Owens' official website.


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