Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has had his Instagram account disabled.
A Meta representative told The Hollywood Reporter that the ban was instituted due to “multiple infractions.”
Ye tweeted and later deleted his response to the rules changes:
Though I’m feeling drowsy now, tomorrow morning I’ll be ready to kill. Funny thing is, I can’t be anti-Semitic because Jews make up a sizable percentage of the black population.
Meta didn’t say who was to blame for the bans being placed on certain threads. But on Friday, Ye tweeted what looked to be screenshots of his text conversations with Diddy “I’m going to use you as an example to prove to the Jews who urged you to call that they can’t control or intimidate me. This is a fight, I warned you.”
He subsequently deleted the photo from Instagram.
It was Ye’s recent appearance at Paris Fashion Week, where he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt, that sparked the current tidal wave of attention to the rapper.
In 2015, the Anti-Defamation League claims, the word emerged as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Unsurprisingly, the act sparked a firestorm of backlash, culminating in an in-depth two-part interview between the rapper and Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson.
Ye covered a lot of ground in the conversation, including his beliefs and practices, his history with the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, his opposition to abortion, and his hopes for the future of politics. Ye remarked when asked why he was wearing a White Lives Matter shirt, “Considering the fact that they do. Simply put, it makes perfect sense.”
He has a history of acting erratically and courting controversy and attention. Recently, however, the designer has made headlines due to the fact that he severed his highly publicized partnership with the clothing brand Gap.
Ye told the Associated Press in September that he had written to Gap asking to cancel their partnership due to the company’s failure to fulfill their distribution requirements for Ye’s products.
After his stunt at Paris Fashion Week, Ye’s other extremely successful fashion deal with Adidas is now “under review.”