Kanye West posted on Twitter for the first time in almost two years after being suspended by Meta on Friday. Elon Musk, who is in the process of purchasing the social media network, applauded the action. Ye, who has officially changed his name from West, posted a picture of a hat with the year 2024 written on it. The reply from Musk said, “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend,” and was followed by his own tweet.
In November 2020, just after the most recent US presidential election, West last updated his Twitter account. Following his initial tweet on Friday, West published a second one in which he appeared alongside Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg and accused him of removing him from Instagram.
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A spokeswoman for Meta told CNN Business on Saturday that West’s account had content removed for breaking the terms of service and that a restriction had been put on it. It was not clear what aspect of the video was undesirable or what kind of limitation was put in place.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 8, 2022
The action was taken in response to West sharing a since-deleted post that had a snapshot of a text exchange with Sean “Diddy” Combs that the American Jewish Committee deemed to be “anti-Jewish.” In March, Instagram placed West on a 24-hour suspension for using a racial slur at “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.
At his fashion show in Paris earlier this week, West sparked outrage by donning a “White Lives Matter” shirt and dressed many Black models in the same shirt, which the Anti-Defamation League called a “hate slogan.”