The popular rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has set off one controversy after another in the past week, first at his fashion show and then on social media, prompting accusations of racism and antisemitism. On Monday, at Paris Fashion Week, he debuted a T-shirt for his fashion line bearing the phrase “White Lives Matter.” On Friday, he suggested on Instagram that Sean Combs, the rapper known as Diddy, was being controlled by Jewish people. His account was restricted by Instagram that day.
Early Sunday, he went on Twitter and lashed out against Jewish people in a series of tweets.
He tweeted that he would soon go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” an apparent reference to the United States’ defense readiness condition, known as Def. Con.”You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,” he wrote. The tweet was removed by the company. In a separate tweet, Ye accused Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, which owns Instagram, of removing him from Instagram.”Who you think created cancel culture?” he added in another tweet.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Twitter said His account was locked for violating Twitter’s policies. A spokesperson for Meta said it places restrictions on accounts that repeatedly break its rules.
The Instagram posts were deleted by the company. Shortly after, He returned to Twitter, where he posted a photo of himself with Zuckerberg. “How you gone kick me off Instagram,” he wrote. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla who has signaled that he would buy the social media company for $44 billion and could loosen its content moderation policies, replied to the tweet.
“Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!” Musk wrote.