Because of the artist, now known legally as Ye, Kanye West’s anti-Semitic statements, his Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked.
Twitter TWTR, -0.43% representative claims Ye posted a message that was outside the terms of service.
Ye declared in a late-Saturday tweet that he will soon commit “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” according to internet archive records. That seems to be a reference to the American DEFCON military readiness scale.
He said, “You people have messed with me and tried to blackball everyone who opposes your agenda,” in the same post, which Twitter later deleted.
Ye received criticism earlier this month for showing up to his Paris Fashion Week show wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt.
Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs criticised the shirt in a video that was uploaded on Instagram and urged others not to buy it.
According to media sources, Ye claimed he was under the control of Jews when he released a snapshot of a text exchange he had with Diddy on Instagram META, -4.04%.
Ye’s Instagram account was reportedly shut on Friday for breaking the rules. An inquiry for confirmation was not immediately answered by Instagram’s parent company, Meta Platforms.
The publishing of abusive language is forbidden by the rules of the two social networks. Ye’s Twitter account is still live, but he won’t be able to post anything until the suspension is removed, which won’t happen right now.
Ye apparently left Twitter for over two years before returning on Saturday. This was owing to Instagram allegedly locking his account.
In the middle of a protracted legal dispute with the firm, billionaire Elon Musk last week revived his $44 billion offer to acquire Twitter. Before Ye’s suspension, Musk welcomed him back to the platform with the words “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend.”
Musk has declared that if he were to assume control of Twitter, he would make it a haven for free speech and loosen limitations, but it is impossible to predict how he would operate the powerful network.