Kanye West claims he was 'used' following controversial meeting with President Trump

Kanye West says he's been "used to spread messages" he doesn't believe in and is "distancing" himself from politics.

The rapper said his eyes are now "wide open" and he will focus on his creativity instead.

West, who has been vocal in his support of US President Donald Trump, made the statement in a series of tweets yesterday to his 28.7 million followers.

"I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer," he wrote.

"I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war."

While he didn't mention Mr Trump or the Republican party in the tweets, West did refer to conservative commentator Candace Owens, who is behind the "Blexit" campaign, encouraging African Americans to leave the Democratic party.

It's been reported that Owens stated West had designed clothing for the campaign, a claim which the recording artists denies.

"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," West said.

"I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world," he added.

The controversial star continues to throw his support behind the controversial president. Source: 1 NEWS