Kanye West Returns To Twitter Following Instagram Account Restriction: ‘How You Got Me Kicked Off’
Kanye West has returned to Twitter after being banned from Instagram.
The 45-year-old rapper and fashion mogul, who now goes by Ye, returned to Twitter on Friday (Oct. 7) after a nearly two-year absence to criticise Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for putting a hold on his Instagram account.
According to NBC News, Ye was recently restricted by the Meta-owned social media platform after making posts that some groups consider “anti-Jewish.” According to a Meta spokesperson, Instagram deleted content from Ye’s page and restricted his account because he violated the company’s rules and guidelines.
“Look at this Mark,” Ye captioned his Friday tweet, which included a photo of himself standing next to Zuckerberg. “How did you get rid of me on Instagram?” You were once my n—-.”
Meta declined to tell NBC News what content was removed from Ye’s Instagram page or what content violated its policies. However, the company’s decision follows a now-deleted Friday post in which Ye shared a screenshot of a text message exchange with Sean “Diddy” Combs with the caption “Jesus is Jew.”
“This ain’t a game,” Ye wrote to Diddy in a text message. “I’m going to use you as an example to demonstrate to the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.” I warned you that this was war. Now I’m going to get you some business.”
The feud between the hip-hop icons was sparked by Ye’s decision to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt during his Yeezy Season 9 fashion show. Diddy also posted an Instagram video about the controversial tee earlier this week.
On Friday, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) took to social media to condemn Ye’s recent remarks, which they labelled “anti-Jewish.” “These posts are dangerous,” the anti-hate organisation captioned an Instagram video. The rapper was using “anti-Semitic tropes like greed and control,” according to the clip, referring to his interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and his Instagram post.
Ye also tweeted a photo of a black baseball cap with the year “2024” emblazoned in white letters across the bill on Friday, echoing his previous post from November 2020, when he ran for President of the United States. The nearly two-year-old tweet, which features Ye’s silhouette against an election map, reads, “KANYE 2024.”
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