Twitter has again suspended Kanye West’s account after the rapper’s tweet showed a symbol of a swastika and a Jewish star. Elon Musk tweeted on Friday, “I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”
The South African-born billionaire, who bought Twitter in October, added that he was suspending West’s account “for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me.”
In October, West, who now goes by Ye, was suspended on Twitter and Instagram for sharing anti-Semitic posts. But his Twitter account was later reinstated by the company’s new CEO Musk. The 45-year-old’s online rants and behavior have since cost him his lucrative deal with Adidas, causing him to lose his status as a billionaire.
According to Forbes, West’s deal with Adidas accounted for $1.5 billion of his net worth. But the magazine estimates his current net worth to be around $400 million, down from nearly $2 billion. And besides Adidas, other companies including Gap and Balenciaga have also severed ties with him.
The rapper has also been condemned for praising Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during an interview with US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday.