Just hours after Kanye “Ye” West appeared on Alex Jones’ conspiracy show to promote his favorable views on Hitler, the rapper declared war on Twitter billionaire Elon Musk—and ended up suspended from the platform indefinitely.
“I tried my best,” Musk tweeted. “Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”
It all began when West posted an image of a swastika inside the Star of David alongside the caption: “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH.”
Debate raged online over the meaning of the logo, considering West’s recent antisemitic comments. During his appearance on Jones’ InfoWars Thursday, he praised Adolf Hitler—the latest bombshell comments after weeks of unrelentingly antisemitic behavior.
“Well, I see good things about Hitler,” West said, later adding: “Every human being has value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Some said the image West posted to Twitter was referencing UFO-based religion Raëlianism, which was founded in 1974 by auto racing journalist Claude Vorilhon, who claimed he was visited by aliens a year earlier. A 2021 documentary by Vice revealed its members are waiting for the return of humanity’s creators, a group of extraterrestrials dubbed the Elohim.
The logo is strikingly similar—though the Raelian website confirms it uses both the swastika and the Star of David, with David representing the infinity of space and the swastika representing the infinity of time.
After posting the image, West then followed up with: “Well everyone, we had a nice run, Jesus is King,” alongside a screenshot of an accompanying message apparently sent by Musk.
“Sorry, but you have gone too far. This not love,” the text message read.
“Who made you the judge?” West replied.
Sidestepping for a minute, the rapper then posted allegations that he caught NBA star Chris Paul with West’s then-wife Kim Kardashian, including an accompanying image of the Phoenix Suns player. He offered no other details except: “Let’s break one last window before we get outa here I caught this guy with Kim Good night.”
He also backed Balenciaga in a number of posts after its recent controversy, writing “God loves Balenciaga” in one. “I stand by Balenciaga and denounce all witch hunts and I cancel cancel culture,” he wrote in another, and then “Balenciaga family for life,” accompanied by an image of the rapper in all black military “security” gear.
Before finally signing off, he took one more brutal dig at Musk.
“Let’s always remember this as my final tweet #ye24,” he wrote, alongside an image of a shirtless Musk aboard a yacht in Greece. (The world’s richest man was famously mocked for his pale complexion and relatively out-of-shape physique during his July vacation to Mykonos.)
Musk replied to West’s vacation picture with “that is fine,” while clarifying on Twitter that West’s account “is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari [Emanuel]. Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!”
Of the logo, Musk replied: “This is not [fine].”
Taking to former President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social, Ye confirmed his Twitter account had been temporarily locked for 12 hours while sharing a screenshot of the same text messages, claiming: “Standing in truth with two Jan 6ers as we speak Jesus is King.”
Musk then tweeted: “FAFO.” A slang term for “fuck around and find out.”
West’s Twitter account was then suspended completely, just over a week after he returned to Twitter following the company’s suspension of his account on Oct. 10.
Milo Yiannopoulos—an informal 2024 presidential campaign adviser to West—declined to comment when reached by The Daily Beast on the move from Twitter to remove posts.
Jan. 6 organizer Ali Alexander, who appeared alongside West on InfoWars on Thursday, urged Musk to reconsider the move. “I hope Elon will consider time-out periods for accounts,” he complained to The Daily Beast. “That seems to make more sense than returning to Twitter’s permanent bans over subjective interpretations of an artist-politician-mogul’s work.”
White nationalist Nick Fuentes, who now works for West’s informal presidential campaign, wrote on Telegram: “Nothing Ye has said in the past or today could be reasonably, or even liberally, interpreted as ‘incitement to violence.’ If this how Elon is going to run Twitter— by refusing to reinstate Alex Jones because of a personal grievance, and banning Ye under pressure from activists, then Twitter remains a controlled platform.”
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