Kanye West returns to Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover
Kanye West has returned to Twitter.
The rapper, who was previously suspended from the platform after sharing allegedly anti-Semitic tweets, shared his first post in weeks, saying: ‘Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.’
West, 45, had been locked out of Twitter and Instagram last month after sharing posts which violated the platforms’ policies.
He returned with his first post-ban post on November 3, sharing a photo of NBA basketball player Kyrie Irving with no caption attached.
Elon Musk, 51, who recently bought Twitter, previously revealed that the reinstatement of Kanye’s account had nothing to do with him.
After his takeover, Musk tweeted that people who have been banned from the social media site will not be reinstated until a review by a ‘content moderation council.’
When a fan then asked why Kanye’s account had been restored if that was the case, Elon responded: ‘Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult with or inform me.’
West’s alleged anti-Semitic comments caused huge backlash from fans and the Donda star was also dropped by several brands he worked with, including Adidas and Balenciaga, costing him his billionaire status.
Top talent agency CAA also cut ties with the rapper and his wax figure was even removed from Madame Tussauds in the wake of the controversy.
The star’s latest tweet, his first since the beginning of the month, comes after Donald Trump was also reinstated on Twitter following a poll from Musk.
It reversed a ban that kept the former president off his favorite social media platform in the wake of the deadly riot on January 6, 2021.
Musk made the announcement after holding a poll asking Twitter users to click ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether Trump should be allowed back.
The ‘yes’ vote won with 51.8%.
‘The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,’ Musk tweeted, using a Latin phrase meaning ‘the voice of the people, the voice of God.’
The former president has previously said he would not rejoin Twitter even if his account was reinstated.
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