In response to Ye's comments, Owens released a statement tragically titled "808s and Heartbreak" to express her feelings about the situation.
"If I had to imagine what it would feel like to have a bullet pierce my heart, it would be exactly like the moment I learned Kanye told the world he felt I had used him," she wrote. "I never once said that Kanye designed the t-shirts for BLEXIT...I would like to publicly apologize to him for any undue stress or pain the effort to correct that rumor has caused him, his business relationships, or his family. He simply never designed them."
On Tuesday, Ye clarified via Twitter that he did not design Owens' new merch. "My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in," he wrote. "I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative."
The Blexit merch conceived by Owens encourages black people to leave the Democratic Party for the GOP—a black exit. But Ye said on Tuesday this message doesn’t coincide with his beliefs at all. In fact, the controversial rapper claimed he supports a lot of causes that Owens fundamentally disagrees with, including prison reform, "common-sense gun laws," and having "compassion for people seeking asylum."
But fans who have canceled Ye over his problematic politics might want to pause before welcoming the rapper back with open arms. West also made it clear to TMZ that he was not referring to Donald Trump when saying he’s been “used."
Owens also makes that clear in her blog post. "I would also like to publicly apologize to President Trump, as I know that Kanye’s tweets were rapidly misinterpreted as a shot to this administration," she wrote. "His tweets were aimed at me and me only, rightfully, for my personal failings."
Kanye hasn't publicly responded to Owens' statement yet, but well update this post if he does.