Twitter removes Kanye West’s tweet about Jews

  • Kanye West said he would “go out 3 to death for JEWS” on Twitter Saturday night.
  • Twitter removed the tweet for violating its guidelines.
  • West was accused of posting anti-Semitic content on his Instagram earlier Saturday.

Rapper Kanye West faced more accusations of anti-Semitism on Saturday after he posted a rant about Jews.

In a tweet that has now been removed by Twitter for violating its guidelines, the rapper and fashion designer said he would “kill JEWS”.

West defended himself by saying he couldn’t be anti-Semitic because “black people are actually Jews [sic].”

West returned to Twitter — from which he had been on hiatus since November 4, 2020 after his Instagram account was restricted amid a week of unrest on the platform. Instagram confirmed to Insider that it had restricted West’s account, but did not specify which post violated its policies.

After returning to the platform on Saturday, tech mogul Elon Musk responded to West: tweeting“welcome back to twitter my friend!”

Twitter users were quick to call out the rapper for anti-Semitism and Fox News host Tucker Carlson for allowing his remarks while interviewing him on his show on Friday.

After photos and videos surfaced Monday of West wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the words “White Lives Matter,” prominent Republicans such as Candace Owensformer congressional candidate Lavern Spicerand House Judiciary Committee Republicans came to his defense.

West, a friend of former President Donald Trump, performed the stunt as part of the YZYSZN9 show at Paris Fashion Week. Critics pointed out that the phrase on West’s hoodie is associated with white supremacist movements.

The American Jewish Committee condemned the rapper on Saturday, questioning an interview he did with Carlson on Friday in which he questioned the motives of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser.

During the interview, West said that Kushner, who is Jewish, brokered the Abraham Accords — peace declarations between Israel and other countries in the Middle East — in order to “make money.”

West also shared screenshots of texts he allegedly sent to Sean “Diddy” Combs, where the rapper said he would use Combs “as an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me that nobody can threaten me or to affect me”.

Representatives for West and Twitter did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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