Saturday, October 27, 2018, marked the date of Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit -an occasion geared toward gathering the minds of America's younger, black conservatives. Attendees engaged in dialogue and debate about America's present political local weather, mingling with influential figures from the cultural and political scene together with Donald Trump Jr. One such determine, nonetheless, was not in attendance: Kanye West.
Though his bodily presence was not registered, he was "there in spirit," noticed TPUSA’s Communications Director, Candace Owens. West is alleged to have helped designed T-shirts for the summit emblazoned with the time period "Blexit," in reference to a motion searching for to free black folks from "an emotionally abusive relationship with the Democrat Party," within the phrases of Owens. “Blexit is a renaissance and I'm blessed to say that this emblem, these colours, have been created by my expensive buddy and fellow superhero Kanye West,” Owens stated as she revealed the merchandise. She went on to touch upon the function that Kanye has performed in bringing the motion to the forefront. "Kanye West has taken one of many boldest steps in America to open a dialog we have now wanted to have,” she gushed.
The shirts, a collaborative effort between Owens and West learn “Blexit” or “We Free.” They have been launched in varied shades together with shiny orange, muted lavender, and teal.