Kanye West has debuted a line of clothing for ‘Blexit’, a campaign encouraging the black community to abandon the Democratic Party
Kanye West has debuted a line of shirts endorsing a ‘Black Exit’ from the Democratic Party.
The rapper’s latest clothing venture features a selection of aqua, salmon and lilac tees and denim hats with the words ‘Blexit’ and ‘We Free’ boldly printed on the front, ranging from $25-$28.
The line was unveiled at the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, on Saturday, an event organized by Candace Owens of the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA.
‘Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,’ Owens told the crowd.
‘[West] has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.’
The ‘Blexit’ campaign, inspired by Brexit in the UK, is one in a string of political pursuits by the artist known for his provocative and often-objectionable opinions.
The line available at shopblexit.com features aqua, salmon and lilac tees and denim hats with the words ‘Blexit’ and ‘We Free’ boldly printed on the front, ranging from $25-$28
West’s ‘Blexit’ efforts will no doubt please his pal President Donald Trump, with whom he met earlier this month in the Oval Office.
During the now-infamous meeting West went on an unhinged rant that included several mentions of race issues.
He and Trump then shared a strong embrace that was not well-received by many members of West’s community.
Trump has since repeatedly mentioned at rallies that he expects the African American community will throw its support behind the Republican Party in the upcoming midterm elections – although pollsters say otherwise.
West’s calls for African American voters to throw their weight behind the Republican Party will no doubt please President Donald Trump, with whom he met this month in the Oval Office
During her speech Saturday, which West did not attend, Owens pledged to bring the Blexit movement to cities across the country, including the rapper’s native Chicago.
Ironically, West recently revealed he’d donated $73,000 to Amara Enyia, a Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago.
Last week West attended a rally for Enyia alongside Chance the Rapper, an outspoken liberal supporter.
The ‘Blexit’ clothing line was unveiled at the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, on Saturday, an event organized by Candace Owens of the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA. A tweet advertising the merchandise is seen above