Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has returned to Twitter after a hiatus of more than two weeks. Ye previously had his account suspended after making a series of anti-Semitic remarks.
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Kanye West, the rapper now known as Ye, has posted his first tweets after more than two weeks of silence.
On Sunday, he tweeted to verify that his account was working.
This was followed by “Shalom,” a greeting in Hebrew.
The tweets mark the return of another controversial figure to Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover of the company. The billionaire said Saturday that he would reactivate former President Donald Trump’s account.
Unlike Trump, Ye never received a total ban from Twitter. Instead, the company suspended his account on October 14. 10 indefinitely after the rapper posted a series of anti-Semitic statements that escalated into threatening and hateful comments about Jews.
Ye stopped tweeting after October 10th. 9 to Nov. 3. It’s unclear when Twitter unbanned his account.
Musk said in late October that he was not behind the recovery of Yes’s account.
Musk responded to Yes’s Twitter comeback on Sunday.
In response to his Twitter lockout last month, Ye agreed to buy conservative social media platform Parler.
Yes anti-Semitic outbursts have led to two major trading partners striking deals with the rapper.
Adidas ended its partnership with Ye last month, while Gap and Foot Locker said they would remove products from the rapper’s Yeezy brand from their stores.