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Kanye West has posted a brand new tweet, confirming the reinstatement of his Twitter account.
Ye, the artist previously often known as Kanye West, is again on Twitter on Sunday after his account was reinstated. West was locked out of his Twitter account after tweeting antisemitic remarks, resulting in a snowball impact wherein a number of manufacturers reduce ties with the rapper.
“Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked,” Ye tweeted on Sunday. A number of hours later, he tweeted the phrase “shalom,” a Hebrew greeting.
After the now-deleted antisemitic tweet, which was thought of a violation of the platform’s insurance policies, West was locked out of his Twitter account. Instagram additionally restricted entry to his account on their platform as a result of related remarks the rapper had made publicly.
In response to Ye’s remarks, a number of manufacturers reduce ties with him, most prominently Adidas, whose termination of his Yeezy deal left him longer a billionaire — his internet value plummeting to a mere $400 million. Nevertheless, Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, has welcomed Kanye again to the platform with open arms and even replied to the disgraced rapper’s tweet.
“Don’t kill what ye hate. Save what ye love,” reads Musk’s reply to Ye’s preliminary ‘testing’ tweet.
Since shopping for Twitter and starting a sequence of sweeping adjustments throughout the platform, Elon Musk has additionally reinstated Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Trump had been banned from the platform since January 8, 2021, following the riot on the US Capitol on January 6.
Musk created a Twitter ballot asking customers if Trump needs to be reinstated. Lower than 24 hours earlier than West’s account was reinstated, Musk posted, “The individuals have spoken. Trump shall be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
It seems that Trump and West have more and more extra in widespread, as West has additionally not too long ago announced he’ll run for president in 2024, with Milo Yiannopoulos engaged on the marketing campaign. West previously ran for president briefly in 2020, finest recognized for a rally wherein he wore a bulletproof vest and broke down crying. West earned round 60,000 votes within the 12 states the place his identify appeared on the poll.