He previously only followed Kim Kardashian
Kanye West has gone on a Twitter following spree after taking to the platform to announce that he’s ‘distancing himself from politics and completely focusing on being creative.’
He’s also followed Green Party leader Caroline Lucas as well as ‘I Love Nature’ and ‘People but with small head’ – the latter mostly shares images of West but with a small head.
West has also followed Bernie Sanders and activist Emma González as well as Donald J. Trump. You can see all of the accounts he follows here.
Owens, founder of Red Pill Black and Turning Point USA communications director, is leading a campaign for African-Americans to leave the Democratic Party.
The shirts, which were unveiled on Saturday (October 27) at the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., feature the word “blexit” – a play on “black exit” reportedly inspired by Brexit.
“Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colours, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero, Kanye West,” Owens said at the event. “He has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.”
However, the rapper has now denied being involved in the shirts. “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.”
He also tweeted about some of the political ideas he does support, including “creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most”, “prison reform”, and “common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.”