Kanye “Ye” West is in serious turmoil with Instagram. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative for Meta — which owns Instagram — confirmed that West’s account was restricted due to “repeating.” This restriction “temporarily [prevents] the user to share messages, write comments or send direct messages. Although Meta hasn’t clarified the reason for West’s restriction, the rapper recently posted a now-deleted text thread with Sean “Diddy” Combs, which saw the rapper-entrepreneurs using language deemed anti-Semitic.
But it doesn’t look like West is going to be deterred by this temporary punishment. In an Oct. 7 interview with Tucker Carlson (via Page Six), West defended his behavior on social media. “When I have techniques that are revolutionary, if I raise my voice on Instagram, it’s a colic and people can say ‘Oh what you’re doing is toxic'”, he justified . “I have to do everything to get it out of my body and there will be times when I see a level of oppression and I’ll be like ‘I’m not going to let you kill me.’ »
This Instagram restriction appears to be temporary, but would Instagram take action to ban West if he continues his online misconduct? Only time will tell.