Yeh, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has been temporarily suspended from posting on Instagram after attacking Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson and Trevor Noah.
Meta, Instagram’s parent company, confirmed to USA Today on Wednesday that content from Ye’s account was removed for violating the company’s hate speech, bullying and harassment policies, including a post about Noah involved in which a slur was used.
Additionally, you will not be able to post, comment or direct message on your account for 24 hours.
Yeh shared his post attacking Noah after the comedian did a segment on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” about the rapper’s online harassment of Kardashian and Davidson. During the segment, Noah related Yeh’s dealings with the Kardashians to his experiences growing up in an abusive home.
“One thing I found most interesting was how many people told my mother that she was exaggerating (for domestic violence),” Noah said. “Maybe that’s why I look at the story differently, to be honest with you. … If Kim Kardashian can’t avoid it, what chance do normal women have?”
USA TODAY has contacted representatives for YE for comment.
In recent weeks, Yeh has launched attacks on his ex-wife Kardashian and comedian Pete Davidson on social media. The two have been romantically linked since Kardashian hosted “Saturday Night Live” in October, and Kardashian shared cuddly photos of herself and Davidson on Instagram last week. Ye and the Kardashians have four children: North, 8; Saint, 6; Chicago, 4; and hymns, 2.
On March 3, Ye shared a now-deleted Instagram post of the music video for her song “Easy”. The video shows the rapper reflecting on his divorce and custody battle as he appears to have a bloodied, mutilated head like Davidson.
The video shows a claymation caricature of Davidson drinking and smoking as he is covered with a body bag and pulled out of the frame. Another Claymation man, apparently, is shown driving an ATV with Davidson tied on the back. He buries Davidson alive, sprinkles flower seeds over his head and leaves.
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The music video was met with backlash online, with social media commenters accusing Yeh of harassing Davidson and Kardashian. The rapper later defended the video on Instagram, writing that artistic expression is therapeutic and “protected as is freedom of speech.”
“Art inspires and simplifies the world,” wrote the “Donda” rapper. “Art is not a proxy for disease or harm. Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and incorrect.”
You previously posted screenshots of text messages between you and Kardashian on Instagram, with the reality TV star expressing concern that West’s verbal attacks on Davidson might prompt a fan to hurt the comedian.
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