Twitter CEO Elon Musk has removed rapper Kanye West from Twitter after his latest series of controversial posts.
West, who also goes by Ye, was suspended following a post with a Nazi swastika inside a Star of David, saying he intended to use it for his 2024 presidential campaign.
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I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence," Musk wrote on Thursday. "Account will be suspended."
"Musk previously tweeted to Ye, encouraging him not to respond critically to others and pointing him to Jesus' teachings in the New Testament," the outlet added.
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In addition to his controversial posts, West appeared in an interview with Alex Jones where he shared his admiration of Adolf Hitler.
"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," Daily Mail reported.
"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," it added.
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, just went on Alex Jones. On the topic of Nazis, he said “They did good things too, we've got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.” Ye is a terrible person. He’s not misunderstood. This isn’t just mental illness. He’s 🗑️ pic.twitter.com/xnTA9xnzjs
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) December 1, 2022
The startling and offensive interview included West wearing a hood over his face and spouting antisemitic remarks that offended host Alex Jones, an already controversial figure.
West has hit the end of the road with Twitter and with many others over his latest breakdown on a live broadcast.
Source: Fox Business