Kanye West has had his accounts suspended on Twitter and Instagram after the rapper shared anti-Semitic posts.
In a tweet sent over the weekend, West wrote: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3. On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semetic because black people are Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
The tweet was deleted for “violating the Twitter rules.”
West’s Instagram and Twitter accounts remain active, but he cannot post until the suspension is lifted.
The Instagram suspension came first after West posted an argument between himself and Sean “Diddy” Combs. He accused Combs of being controlled by Jewish people.
“This ain’t a game,” he told Combs. “Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.” The post was captioned “Jesus is Jew”.
On Saturday, West posted to Twitter for the first time in two years. He addressed Mark Zuckerberg – the Meta boss who owns Instagram, saying: “Look at this, Mark. How you gone kick me off Instagram. You use to be my n***a.” Attached was an old photo of West and Zuckerberg seemingly singing together.
Elon Musk, who is in discussions over buying Twitter, replied: “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!” Musk has made clear his belief in less censorship on the social media platform. However, he has not commented since West’s anti-Semitic comments on Saturday night.