Twitter Inc on Friday hang down Kanye West’s account again, just two months after the rapper’s account was bring back, as his tweets violated the social media platform’s rules.
Twitter-owner Elon Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, had welcomed the return of the rapper, now known as Ye, to the platform in October.
In his latest tweet late on Thursday, Musk said “I tried my best.
Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence.
Account will be suspended.“
Twitter late on Thursday also restricted one of Ye’s tweets. His account was suspended within an hour after Musk responded to a Twitter user, who said “Elon Fix Kanye Please.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Within an hour of Musk’s post, West’s account was suspended. Ahead of suspending Ye’s account, which had over 30 million followers, Twitter had restricted one of his tweets, reported Media .
Twitter had restored the account of the rapper, before the completion of the social media platform’s $44 billion takeover by Musk. However, he later clarified that he had no role in bringing Ye back on Twitter.
On Thursday, the rapper had tweeted a photo of Hollywood mogul Ari Emanuel spraying water at the back of Musk’s head with a hose. He captioned the picture “Let’s always remember this as my final tweet #ye24”, before the account was suspended.
Responding to Ye’s tweet, Musk said that his account was suspended for incitement to violence, and not for posting “an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari”.