"Blexit" is a spin on the British political term "Brexit", which is a portmanteau of two words "British" and "exit". The term Brexit was coined before the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016.
In Candace's own words, Blexit means Black America's exit from the "liberal plantation.”
In an interview with Breitbart.com, Candace suggested her close friend, rap producer and fashion designer Kanye West helped design the BLEXIT logo.
Your auntie fully intended to post the Blexit story on Sunday -- until I saw the Blexit logo, which in my opinion resembles Africans on slave ships. What stopped me cold was the grammatically incorrect Blexit motto: "WE FREE".
"My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!"
Kanye reaffirmed his commitment to prison reform and he expressed is support for immigrants seeking asylum and the police.
Here is some background information that may explain why Kanye parted ways with Candace and the Blexit movement.
In a telephone interview with Breitbart.com writer Jerome Hudson, Candace explained how she and Kanye came up with the controversial Blexit logo idea.
“I created the logo. I spent weeks tinkering with the design, agonizing over the shape, the color, " she told Hudson. “I started with a very basic X”. But she struggled with the design, so she turned to Kanye for inspiration.
“Me and Kanye had been in constant contact for months. I showed him the Blexit design that I had started to create. He paused for what felt like ten excruciating minutes, looked at me, smiled, and said, ‘You know the greatest designer of all-time and you didn’t ask me for help?'”
Candace told Hudson, "The man is a creative force of nature. And just like that, the next thing I knew, I was on a plane flying from Philadelphia to Africa."
She revealed that her trip to Uganda was a spur of the moment decision by Kanye, who likely paid for her ticket and expenses.
Candace gushed about her and Kanye's experience in Uganda -- and how it "motivated Kanye and inspired what came to be the Blexit design.”
Hudson explains that Kanye put Candace in touch with a graphic designer who completed the artwork for BLEXIT and the 'X' logo which is featured on ball caps in Candace's new BLEXIT clothing line.
Many observers say the ‘X'on the ball caps closely resembles Nike's Air Jordan Jumpman logo.
After major news outlets reported that Kanye designed the X logo, the rapper took issue with Candace using his name to promote a clothing line that he had nothing to do with.
Candace did not comment on Kanye's tweets on Tuesday. But she did put the news media outlets on blast on Monday, saying the "press is trying to conflate “Kanye West” with “BLEXIT” and that West “helped me design the “X” for BLEXIT.
“Today the press is trying to conflate “Kanye West ” with “BLEXIT” to get website clicks -- so allow me to clarify my earlier statement.”
She added: "The press is trying to use Kanye’s name to create drama and further divisiveness which is WRONG."
"Here is a statement of clarity from me:
BLEXIT is a project that is mine entirely. I am blessed that Ye introduced me to a designer who despite having totally different political beliefs than me, helped me craft some beautiful letter that I used on the BLEXIT caps.”
To be fair, the press only used Kanye's name after Candace mentioned him first.
The fact that Kanye referred her to another graphic designer (who asked to remain anonymous) should have been a clue that Kanye did not want his name attached to the BLEXIT project.
Maybe Kanye regrets saying he likes the way Candace thinks?
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