Kanye West hits out at Zuckerberg for Instagram restriction, gets praise from Elon Musk
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October 9 (UPI) — Musician Kanye West has slammed Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg after Instagram, which is owned by the social media company, restricted his account over rants on the platform that were deemed anti-Semitic.
“Look at this mark. How you came to kick me off Instagram. You were my [expletive]” West, 45 years old, tweeted Saturday. Hours later, he added in another tweet, “Who do you think created the cancel culture?”
West’s Instagram account was restricted on Friday night after he posted a screenshot of text messages with Sean Combs, also known as P. Diddy, resulting from his controversial “White Lives Matter” shirt at Fashion Week in Paris last Monday and a feud with Tremaine Emory over comments about the late Virgil Abloh.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to UPI on Sunday that West had also been locked out of his account on that platform.
In since-deleted messages with Combs, Diddy asked West to “stop playing those games on the internet,” to which West replied that he would use Combs as “an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”
West, in a tweet now deletedalso said after the restriction that he “cannot be anti-Semitic” because “black people are actually Jewish too”.
“You played with me and tried to blackball anyone who opposed your program,” West said.
West, who apparently tweeted most recently in November 2020, returned to the platform on Friday after being restricted on Instagram.
“Welcome to Twitter, my friend! Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla who is looking to acquire the platform, tweeted at the rapper.
Facebook did not restrict the West.
West went on a rant during an interview with right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show on Thursday in which he doubled down on his “White Lives Matter” shirt, called the promotion of obesity a “genocide of the race black” and criticized his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.