Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and claimed Instagram had suspended his account.
West made the accusation shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday through Twitter, where he also posted an alleged photo of himself with Zuckerberg.
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“Examine this Mark. How are you going to ban me from Instagram? You were formerly my slave “West sent a tweet. West’s Instagram page has not been updated for 14 hours as of this writing.
Insider’s request for comment was not immediately met by a representative of West. According to a spokesman for Meta, content from West’s account was removed and banned due to the terms of service.
This week, West and numerous other celebrities have exchanged barbs on social media. West presented “White Lives Matter” t-shirts during his latest Paris Fashion Week display on Monday.
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Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, fashion editor at Vogue, blasted the shirts on her Instagram story after the presentation, describing them as “absolute brutality.”
She stated on her Instagram Story, “This man’s conceived, manufactured, and distributed t-shirts are pure violence.” “There is no justification. Here, there is no art.”
In an additional post, Karefa-Johnson stated: “The danger is that this fundamental premise, the notion that white supremacy is threatened with extinction, is what excuses enormous incarceration, mass murder, and even the introduction of slavery. The idea that blackness must be eradicated because, if given the chance, it will surpass whiteness in power and influence is so incredibly irresponsible, especially when it is provided to the most dangerous fanatics.”
West retaliated to Karefa-Johnson by posting disparaging photographs of her on Instagram that have since been deleted.
Paris Fashion Week marked the launch of Kanye West’s “White Lives Matter” t-shirts.
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Several individuals, including model Gigi Hadid, defended Karefa-Johnson.
“You wish you have a portion of her intelligence. You have no idea haha… If any of this crap genuinely has a purpose, she may be the only person who can save you “Hadid commented in a now-deleted post. “As if the ‘honor’ of being invited to your show would prevent a guest from expressing their opinion? Lol. You are an aggressor and a joke.”
Hailey Bieber likewise praised Karefa-Johnson, stating, “My appreciation for you is profound, friend! To know you is to adore you, and it is a privilege to collaborate with you. The kindest. The most skilled. The most enjoyable. The most stylish.”
West responded to both women by calling Hadid “privileged Karen” and by addressing Bieber’s husband, Justin Bieber, in separate social media posts.
West also had words with Khloe Kardashian, who requested that their family be excluded from the “White Lives Matter” controversy.
Saturday, the American Jewish Committee charged Kanye West with antisemitism for remarks he made regarding Jared Kushner and Sean “Diddy” Combs. The remarks were shared on Instagram and in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News.