Kanye West’s Twitter account restored
Kanye West’s Twitter page is up and running again.
The 45-year-old rapper’s account appeared to be back Friday, nearly three weeks after Twitter and Instagram restricted his pages amid his repeated antisemitic rants and controversial behavior.
West’s return to Twitter came a day after billionaire Elon Musk took control of the social media platform.
Ye, as West is now known, last tweeted on Oct. 9 to say that “the world needs to support … and honor” the “courage” of Iranian youth.
That tweet followed West writing he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE” earlier this month.
“The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also,” West wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
West’s antisemitic rhetoric extended into interviews, and he also claimed on Revolt TV’s “Drink Champs” that George Floyd died from the drug fentanyl.
The talent agency CAA dropped West as a client this week, while Adidas ended its “Yeezy” collaboration of shoes and clothing, costing the rapper his billionaire status.
West, whom CNN reports wanted to name a 2018 album after Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, on Thursday said he lost $2 billion in a single day after Adidas and other partners cut ties.
He has also been taken to task by multiple celebrities, including Jamie Lee Curtis.
“The holiest day in Judaism was last week,” tweeted the “Halloween” star, 63. “Words matter. A threat to Jewish people ended once in a genocide. Your words hurt and incite violence. You are a father. Please stop.”