Kanye West continues to make headlines this week, this time after being banned from Twitter and Instagram – reportedly over anti-semitic comments – just as he was spotted with a mystery woman in what sources close to the rapper are calling a “mental break.”
Ye received the ban on Saturday evening after the 45-year-old “Donda” rapper attacked Jewish people in a string of posts.
“I’m Going Defcon 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” Kanye Tweets, Banned On Social Media After Latest Outburst
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 (sp) On JEWISH PEOPLE,” one of the posts read. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be anti-Semitic because Black people are actually [Jews], also you guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 8, 2022
Twitter also removed the tweet and replaced it with an automated message stating, “this tweet violated the Twitter rules.” He was similarly banned on Instagram on Saturday, for the second time this year, with the social media app restricting his account following several antisemitic posts.
“Look at this Mark. How you gone kick me off instagram. You used to be my n****” Ye captioned a throwback photo of him appearing to sing karaoke with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Kanye went on to tweet “Who you think created cancel culture?”
Elon Must Welcomes Yeezy Back To Twitter After Short-Lived Ban, Twitter Confirms Ye Violated Policies
A spokesperson for the social media app confirmed to Buzzfeed News that “[Ye’s] account has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies.”
Who you think created cancel culture?
— ye (@kanyewest) October 9, 2022
However, Kanye’s account was reinstated several hours later, with Elon Musk even tweeting at him “welcome back to Twitter, my friend!”
Ye’s anti-semitic behavior was condemned by the American Jewish Committee, who criticized the rapper for comments he made during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program, alongside recent text messages he exchanged with Diddy.
Meanwhile, sources close to the rapper told Page Six that issues regarding his recent behavior comes amidst a “mental break,” with this one being “the most serious such episode.”
Kanye “Barely Sleeping” Since Paris Fashion Week, Spotted With Mystery Woman On Day Of Twitter Ban
Ye’s apparently been “barely sleeping” – an issue previously linked to his infamous 2016 hospitalization – since Paris Fashion Week – after making headlines for wearing a controversial “White Lives Matter” shirt, The Shade Room previously reported.
Ye with Juliana Nalu. pic.twitter.com/vGlOAWGF7g
— RH (@RiHar_) October 10, 2022
On the same day he was banned on social media, the Yeezy fashion designer was photographed leaving celebrity-beloved restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California with a mystery woman on Saturday.
Page Six revealed the mystery woman in question is model Juliana Nalú.
Nalú’s most recent Instagram post shows her modeling one the Yeezy designer’s latest products, YZY SHDZ sunglasses.