Disgraced rapper Kanye West saw his Twitter account suspended by Elon Musk on Thursday night after he shared a picture of a swastika interlaced with a Star of David.
The post came hours after an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. West sparked outrage by declaring his ‘love’ of Nazis and his admiration for Adolf Hitler.
Musk, who reinstated West’s banned Twitter account just last month after taking control of the company in October, on Thursday night decided the musician’s latest outburst on his social media platform was the final straw.
West’s account was initially locked for 12 hours, preventing him from tweeting, and later suspended. It is unclear whether the suspension is temporary or permanent.
In recent weeks, West has made a string of vile antisemitic comments leaving his reputation in tatters, causing brands – including Adidas, Balenciaga and GAP – to leave him in droves. As a result, his net worth has plummeted.
His divorce from ex-wife Kim Kardashian was also finalised this week.
West was kicked off Twitter ‘for incitement to violence,’ after the rapper posted the picture of the swastika – the symbol of the Nazi party – and the Jewish holy symbol.
He indicated it would be the logo for his proposed 2024 presidential campaign.
Musk, who purchased Twitter in October and who has since taken a more relaxed stance on content moderation, told West: ‘Sorry, but you have gone too far. This is not love’ in a text message shared by the rapper before the ban took effect.
West responded: ‘Who made you the judge.’
‘I tried my best,’ Musk wrote in a tweet after Twitter deleted West’s offending tweet and temporarily locked his account. ‘Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.’