Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted over the weekend, and the social media platform said it removed the rappers’ posts after online users condemned them as anti-Semitic.
The westThe Instagram account, which had legally changed his name to Ye, was suspended after he cited anti-Semitic tropes in a post accusing a musician of being controlled by the “Jewish people.”
After he was locked out of Instagram, he took to Twitter, posting his first tweet in two years on Saturday.
He posted a blurry photo of rapper and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg singing karaoke and said: “Look at this Mark how you left Instagram.”
West then tweeted: “You guys played with me and tried to hack anyone who opposes your agenda.”
Twitter Inc’s steps to lock rapper accounts are notable as billionaire Elon Musk, who has said he will buy Twitter and describes himself as a free speech absolutist, welcomes West’s return to the platform , and responded to a post the rapper tweeted: “Welcome back to Twitter, my friends!”
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Instagram said Saturday that it had imposed temporary restrictions on West’s posts, comments and messaging.
Paris Fashion Week sparked controversy after the rapper’s “secret” catwalk event included a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “White Lives Matter,” according to The Guardian.