Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been suspended over the rapper’s anti-Semitic posts.
Pokespersons for Twitter and Instagram, parent Meta, said Sunday that Ye posted messages that violated their policies.
In a tweet sent out late Saturday, Ye said he will soon go “death toll 3 vs. JEWISH PEOPLE,” according to Internet Archive records. This is an apparent reference to the US military readiness scale known as DEFCON.
In the same tweet, which was removed from Twitter, he said, “You guys have been toying with me and trying to blackmail anyone who goes against your agenda.”
Earlier this month, Ye was criticized for wearing a White Lives Matter t-shirt with his collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs posted a video on Instagram saying he doesn’t endorse the shirt and urging people not to buy it.
According to media reports, Ye posted a screenshot of a text conversation with Diddy on Instagram and implied that he was being controlled by Jews.
According to their policies, the two social networks prohibit the posting of offensive language. Yes’s Twitter account is still active, but he will not be able to post until the indefinite period of suspension ends.
Ye, who is in the midst of a divorce from Kim Kardashian, has previously opened up about his bipolar disorder and struggles with his mental health.
Meta, which owns both Facebook and Instagram, will sometimes impose restrictions on accounts it believes are repeatedly violating its rules. The sanctions may include temporary restrictions on posting, commenting, or sending direct messages.
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Ye had returned to Twitter on Saturday after a nearly two-year hiatus, allegedly after Instagram suspended his account.
Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk, who last week renewed his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter after a month-long legal battle with the company, welcomed Yes’ return to the platform before his suspension with a tweet: “Welcome back on Twitter, my friend.”
Musk has said he would make Twitter a free speech space and ease restrictions, though it’s impossible to know exactly how he’d run the influential network if he took over.
Ye last week defended wearing a White Lives Matter shirt, which he debuted during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight at Paris Fashion Week.
“My so-called friends/handlers around me told me that if I said I liked Trump, my career would be over. That my life was over,” the artist, now known as Ye, told the Fox News host.
“They said people get killed for wearing a hat like that. They threatened my life,” he continued.
“They basically said I was going to get killed for wearing the hat.
“I had someone call me last night and say anyone wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt gets the green light. That means they’ll beat them up if I wear them. I say, you know, ‘okay, then give me the green light’.”
Models also walked the runway in white versions of the ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt at the presentation of West’s season 9 collection on Monday in Paris.
Controversial conservative commentator Candace Owens was also present at the show, where she too wore a White Lives Matter T-shirt to Complex.
As noted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), “White Lives Matter” is a “white racist phrase that emerged in early 2015 as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement.”
The phrase was also used by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
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