Kanye West is as soon as once more off of social media.
The rapper appeared to have deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts Saturday evening after reactivating his profiles earlier this 12 months. West went off social media in Might 2017 earlier than reactivating his Instagram account in February, then deleting it once more till reappearing on the platform in September.
He started tweeting once more in April and had been an energetic person till Saturday evening. It’s unclear why he deleted his accounts.
The incident comes after West acquired criticism for a string of controversial feedback.
The 41-year-old rapper, who introduced on Twitter final week he’s altering his identify to Ye, delivered an impromptu speech supporting President Trump on the finish of his “Saturday Night time Reside” efficiency final week. Within the speech, which didn’t make it on the present, West once more pledged to run for president in 2020 and known as for a “dialogue, not a diatribe” with a purpose to have occasions change sooner or later.
“There’s so many instances I discuss to a white individual and [they] say, ‘How may you want Trump, he’s racist?’ Nicely, if I used to be involved about racism I’d’ve moved out of America a very long time in the past,” West stated whereas sporting a “Make America Nice Once more” hat.
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Movies of the speech had been posted social media by attendees reminiscent of Chris Rock. Some viewers members had been heard booing and yelling at West, whereas others remained silent or clapped.
West then acquired backlash when tweeted the 13th Modification, which “abolished slavery and involuntary servitude besides as a punishment for crime,” ought to be repealed.
“This represents good and America turning into entire once more. We are going to not outsource to different nations. We construct factories right here in America and create jobs. We are going to present jobs for all who’re free from prisons as we abolish the 13th modification. Message despatched with love,” West tweeted, together with the picture.
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Celebrities, together with Chris Evans, slammed the rapper for the tweet. He later clarified that he “misspoke” and meant to say “amend.”
West then appeared on “TMZ Reside” and stated he reached out to Colin Kaepernick in an try and convey him to Washington, D.C. to satisfy Trump. He added that he’s heading to Africa to file music.
“So that is the kind of vitality that we’re placing into the album, so we’ll Africa in two weeks to file,” West stated. “I felt this vitality once I was in Chicago, I felt the roots. However we now have to go to what’s generally known as Africa. I have to go, I want to seek out out what it’s actually known as. Simply seize the soil and be and prepare dinner meals, 5 meals a day so the metabolism stays up, have my youngsters within the studio, have the mic out within the open so you possibly can hear nature whereas we’re recording.”