Kanye West returns to Twitter after his account is ‘unblocked’ – Reuters

Kanye West returned to Twitter on Sunday to test if his account had been “unblocked”.

The rapper’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted in October after he made a series of anti-Semitic comments on social media and in interviews.

Its pages were restored a few weeks later, with new Twitter boss Elon Musk confirming that Kanye’s account had been restored before he took over later that month.

On Sunday, Kanye returned to the platform and tweeted, “Testing Testing to see if my Twitter is unblocked,” to which Musk replied, “Don’t kill what you hate, Save what you love.”

Several hours later, the Stronger hitmaker returned and simply tweeted “shalom,” a Hebrew word that means peace but is also used as a greeting among Jews.

The 45-year-old, also known as Ye, previously resurfaced on Twitter in early November to defend basketball player Kyrie Irving amid controversy over the sports star’s anti-Semitism. Kanye also informed his followers that he was on a “verbal fast” for 30 days and abstained from alcohol, pornography and sex.

The rapper lost a number of business deals over his anti-Semitic comments, including his lucrative Yeezy partnership with Adidas.

Kanye posted his new tweets shortly after Musk restored former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account after nearly two years this weekend. Musk conducted a poll asking users if the ban should be lifted and 51.8% agreed.

However, Trump, who announced his candidacy for the White House in 2024 last week, has yet to post on his account and suggested he would stick to his own social network, Truth Social.

James T. Quintero