UPDATED 9/17/20 1:55 p.m. ET: Kanye West is back on Twitter, and his first tweet is a troll on why he was temporarily suspended in the first place.
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Kanye West has violated Twitter's rules, NBC News reports.
The tweet in question, which was sent out on Wednesday and has since been removed, saw Kanye share the phone number of a Forbes editor. Sharing the personal details of a person is against the social media company's rules as they see it as a violation of a person's privacy. Kanye previously called the publication "some of my favorite white supremacists" during an interview he did with Nick Cannon.
Although NBC News was unable to confirm if Kanye's account was temporarily suspended, which is usually what happens after a user commits a violation, associates of Kanye have said that that's the case. Former NBA player Rick Fox and right-wing commentator Candace Owens, apparently at the behest of Kanye, relayed the news of a temporary suspension of the Jesus Is King artist's account to their followers. According to Fox, the suspension will last for just twelve hours.
Kanye wanted me to let everyone know that his Twitter account has been locked out by the Twitter Gods. #FreeKanye— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 17, 2020
ALL THE MUSICIANS WILL BE FREE— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
90% of the record contracts on the planet are still on a royalty A standard record deal is a trap to NEVER have you recoup, and there’s all these hidden costs like the “distribution fees” many labels put in their contracts to make even more money off our work without even trying.— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020
We need Me J Cole Drake Kendrick all in a room 2gthr ... it’s time to get free... we will not argue amongst each other while somebody we don’t know in Europe is getting paid and putting that money in a hedge fund— ye (@kanyewest) September 15, 2020