Kanye West’s Twitter account was suspended early Friday morning after Elon Musk claimed it violated the platform’s incitement of violence rules.
“I did my best.” Despite this, he violated our rule against incitement to violence once more. “Account will be suspended,” Musk responded via Twitter.
CNN was unable to confirm which tweet prompted West’s suspension. Earlier in the evening, however, West — who has legally changed his name to Ye — tweeted a modified image of the Star of David with a swastika inside.
The tweet comes after a string of anti-Semitic remarks made by West in recent months, which have jeopardized business deals in which the musician was involved, such as a collaboration with Adidas.
In late October, West addressed the antisemitic remarks, as well as what he’s said about George Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter, in a rambling 16-minute video shared on YouTube by WmgLab Records and presumably recorded after Adidas ended its business relationship with him.
West did not apologize for his antisemitic remarks in the video, but he did appear to distance himself from any “hate group.”
“I have no affiliation with any hate group,” West said before concluding his remarks with a prayer. “If any Jewish person is subjected to hatred, it is not associated with me (gestures to himself), because I demand that everyone walk in love.”
Several people close to West have previously stated that he has long been fascinated by Adolf Hitler — and once wanted to name an album after the Nazi leader. According to a business executive who worked for West, the artist created a hostile work environment, in part due to his “obsession” with Hitler.
This isn’t the first time West has gotten into trouble with Twitter. Twitter locked West’s account in October, before Musk completed the acquisition of the social media platform, due to an antisemitic tweet.