Kanye West’s Twitter account has been suspended after violating the platform’s policy against inciting violence.
Twitter boss and emerging tech billionaire Elon Musk confirmed the news on Thursday.
It comes after the American rapper posted a series of erratic tweets, one of which appeared to display a symbol combining the swastika and the Jewish star.
He’s also sparked controversy online, with comments made during an interview with American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday.
During the interview, with his face covered in a mask, West praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
To a Twitter user asking him to “fix Kanye,” Musk replied: “I tried my best.
“Even so, he violated our rules against inciting violence. The account will be suspended.”
West is said to have posted a screenshot showing that he had been locked out of his account for 12 hours on Truth Social – the social networking platform created by former US president Donald Trump.
It comes as the parent company of the alternative messaging platform Parler announced that the rapper will no longer be buying the platform.
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