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Kanye West’s Instagram and Twitter accounts locked over ‘Jewish People’ posts

The rapper's claim that he was going 'death con 3' on Jewish People' is 'a violation of Twitter’s policies' a spokesperson for the platform confirmed

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Rapper Kanye West, pictured holding a rally in South Carolina in July 2020 (Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill)
Rapper Kanye West, pictured holding a rally in South Carolina in July 2020 (Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill)

Rap icon Kanye West has had both his Instagram and Twitter accounts locked after posting inflammatory messages about “Jewish People.”

His Twitter account was locked on Sunday after one of West’s tweets said he was going “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE”.

The tweet was subsequently removed because it violated the service’s policies against hate speech.

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE The funny thing is I actually can’t be AntiSemitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,” he tweeted on Saturday in a series of messages.

“The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies,” a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.



West, who now calls himself Ye, had earlier had  a conversation with the rapper and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, whom he then accused of being controlled by Jewish people.

“This ain’t a game. Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me,” West told Combs on Instagram. He captioned the post of the text exchange “Jesus is Jew”.

The social media company Meta also reportedly restricted West’s Instagram account after the rapper appeared to suggest the rapper Diddy was controlled by Jewish people in another post.

The rapper who legally changed his name to Ye had previously sparked anger after wearing a“white lives matter” T-shirt during Paris fashion week.

He also dressed models in the shirt containing the phrase that the Anti-Defamation League considers a“hate slogan”.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson West claimed that Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of former president Donald Trump, negotiated Middle East peace deals“to make money”.

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