Kanye West’s account on Twitter was suspended Friday morning, after Elon Musk claimed it incited violence.
“I tried my best. He violated again our rule against incitement towards violence. Musk replied that his account would be suspended.
CNN was unable to confirm the specific tweet that prompted West’s suspension. But, West, who legally changed his name from Ye, tweeted earlier in the evening an altered Star of David image with a swastika.
This tweet comes after a string of antisemitic remarks made by West over the past months. These comments have damaged business deals in which West was involved, such as a partnership deal with Adidas.
In late October West addressed antisemitic remarks — and what he had to say about George Floyd’s passing and Black Lives Matter — with a 16-minute video shared on YouTube by WmgLab Record. It was apparently recorded after Adidas cut ties with him.
The video shows West not apologizing for his antisemitic comments, but he seems to be trying to distance himself form any “hate group”
West closed his remarks with prayer by saying, “I have no association (gestures to himself) to any hate group.” “If hate is directed at any Jewish person, it must not be associated (gestures to him), because I demand that everyone walks in love.
CNN reported previously that West was once close to several people. One of these people said that West has been fascinated by Adolf Hitler for many years and wanted to name an album after him. An ex-business executive said that West created hostile work environments partly through his obsession with Hitler.
This isn’t the first time West has gotten into trouble with Twitter. Before Musk signed the deal to purchase the social media platform, Twitter locked West’s account in October over an antisemitic Tweet.