Kanye West has announced his plans to distance himself from politics as he feels he has been "used to spread messages I don't believe in."

West made headlines earlier this month after he wore a Make America Great Again hat as he spoke with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, lavishing praise on Trump during a lengthy monologue.

Their meeting was made to discuss criminal justice reform, employment, and gang violence in Kanye's hometown of Chicago.

On Tuesday night Kanye tweeted, "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.

"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."

Kanye West and Donald Trump in the Oval Office earlier this month

Kanye then referenced conservative commentator Candace Owens, who said he had designed clothing for her Blexit campaign which encourages black Americans to leave the Democratic political party.

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

"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.

"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 !!!"