Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter once again after posting a swastika, shortly after praising Hitler and Nazis in an interview.
The rapper took to Twitter on Thursday (December 1) to share a photo of a swastika inside the Star of David, a Jewish symbol. Elon Musk — who acquired Twitter for $44 billion earlier this year — considers himself a “free speech absolutist,” but decided that Ye’s tweet violated the company’s policies.
“I tried my best,” Musk tweeted in response to a fan asking him to “fix” Kanye. “Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”
Kanye West also posted a photo of a topless Elon Musk being hosed down by Hollywood mogul Ari Emanuel on a yacht, but Musk clarified that had nothing to do with the rapper’s suspension.
“Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari,” he wrote. “Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!”
Other tweets prior to his suspension saw Kanye West supporting those who have been incarcerated over the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol Building in 2021.
“I love the first amendment! Long live Ye! I pray to Jesus that Elon is for real,” he wrote. “Investigate the civil rights and due process violations of the J6 political prisoners. Why were the only people killed unarmed protestors that day? Free Alex, free Nicholas, free speech, free @ali.”
He also showed support to Balenciaga and its creative director, Demna Gvasalia, amid allegations that it condoned child exploitation, despite the French luxury brand cutting ties with him in October due to his antisemitic comments.
“Never turn our backs,” he said. “Demna and the Balenciaga family for life. Cancel cancel cancel culture Jesus please heal. I stand by Balenciaga and denounce all witch hunts and I cancel cancel culture. Jesus is King. Ending trafficking doesn’t start or end with a fashion campaign for Christ Sake.”
Kanye West also called for a ban on pornography on the internet, claiming it’s a “product of pedophilia” and the reason his marriage to Kim Kardashian came to an end.
“Remove any and all forms of pornography from Twitter and every platform,” he added. “Pornography is the product of pediphilia. When grown men look at porn they are watching someone’s daughter relive trauma for money. The use of Porn destroyed my family but Jesus will heal everything.”
In a bombshell tweet before signing off, the Chicago native accused his ex-wife Kim Kardashian of having an affair with NBA star Chris Paul.
“Let’s break one last window before we get outa here,” he wrote while sharing a photo of CP3. “I caught this guy with Kim[.] Good night.”
Kanye West’s latest Twitter suspension comes after he appeared on an episode of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars podcast on Thursday, during which he praised Hitler.
“Well, I see good things about Hitler also,” he said. “I love everyone and Jewish people are not gonna tell me, you can love us and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography.
“And this guy who invented highways, who invented the very microphone I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that. I’m done with the classification. Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Kanye also stated: “I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis,” which left even Jones — a noted peddler of offensive remarks — uncomfortable.