Elon Musk announced on Friday that Twitter will once again suspend rapper Kanye West, who goes by the handle Rapper Ye on the platform, for violating incitement rules.
During an appearance on American far-right radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ ‘Infowars’ talk show, West went on an anti-Semitic rant, praising Hitler, IANS reported from New Delhi.
“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk responded to a Twitter follower who asked him to “fix” West.
Musk clarified that the West account is being suspended for incitement to violence, “not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari”.
“Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight,” said Musk after West posted some of Musk’s private pictures on Twitter where he is seen taking a bath on a yacht.
West told Jones on his talk show that Hitler, like every human being, brought value to the world. He also said he sees good things about the Nazi founder.
Later in the interview, West made anti-Semitic jokes about former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In October, after Meta-owned Instagram, Twitter locked the rapper after he posted an anti-Semitic tweet.
Meanwhile, reports surfaced that West is not going to buy the social media app Parler. Parler’s owner and West have “mutually” parted ways without closing the deal, the company told IANS.