American Rapper, Kanye West has again received a suspension from Twitter after being accused of inciting violence with over offensive tweets – just two months after his last ban.
The embattled rapper posted a series of erratic tweets – one of which appeared to show a symbol combining a swastika and a Jewish star.
Twitter-owner, Elon Musk, who often refers to himself as a free speech absolutist, had welcomed the return of the rapper to the social media platform in October.
Elon Musk reacting to Kanye West’s tweet said, “he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended”.
Also on Thursday, during an interview with US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and with his face covered in a mask, West praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and ranted about sin, pornography and the devil.
According to BBC, West has for years caused controversy both on- and offline with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.
West was initially locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts after posting anti-Semantic messages in October.
Both platforms removed West’s posts – which accused rapper Diddy of being controlled by Jewish people – saying the star had violated policies on hate speech.
These posts came in response to a backlash against his show at Paris Fashion Week, where he wore a t-shirt carrying the slogan “White Lives Matter”.
The Anti-Defamation League branded his phrase “hate speech” and attributed it to white supremacists, who began using it.
Writing by Fany Olumoye, Editing by Muzha Kucha