Elon Musk reinstates Kanye West's Twitter account 4 months ago

Elon Musk reinstates Kanye West's Twitter account

Kanye had originally been banned following an interview in which he praised Adolf Hitler.

The American rapper formerly known as Kanye West has seen his Twitter account reinstated after an almost-eight month ban from the platform.

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The artist, who is now known as Ye, was banned due to violating the social media site's rules prohibiting incitement to violence.

He is yet to post anything to Twitter since his reinstatement, with his last post coming on December 1st of last year, a day before his suspension.

Speaking at the time of his banning, Twitter owner Elon Musk said that the rapper had "violated our rule against incitement to violence", following a series of offensive tweets which included the posting of a symbol that appeared to combine a swastika and the Star of David.

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Kanye West Both Ye and Donald Trump have recently been allowed back on to Twitter by Musk. (Credit: Getty Images)

Kanye West returns to Twitter:

December's suspension followed a two-month ban in October of 2022, which was handed down after Ye posted a number of anti-Semitic messages. Instagram also banned him as a result of these messages.

Ye was also dropped by various big-brand sponsors such as Adidas and Balenciaga in the wake of his anti-Semitic comments.

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Both Musk and Ye are yet to issue comment on the rapper's return to the platform.

Eccentric tech mogul Musk has prior history with reinstating controversial figures on his platform, after the Tesla CEO allowed former US President Donald Trump back on to the site last November following the conducting of a Twitter poll on the matter.

Trump is yet to actually post to Twitter though, instead using his own social media platform called Truth Social.

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