Kanye West to buy own social media platform ‘Parler’ after Instagram and Twitter ban

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Kanye West presents the Fashion Icon Award to Pharrell Williams onstage at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Following his controversial social media restrictions, rapper Kanye West is getting his own social media platform.

Kanye West has recently been the subject of numerous controversial headlines following the “Yeezy” founder’s fashion scandal involving the “White Lives Matter” statement in bold on his collection. His recent fashion statement sparked outrage among his fans, prompting the rapper to launch an online feud with some of his detractors.

Following the social media controversy, the “Flashing Lights” rapper is said to have agreed to buy his own social media platform, specifically the global free speech app “Parler.”

According to the parent company of “Parler,” rapper Kanye West has made “a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again.”

While it is unclear how Kanye intends to use the application once he obtains ownership, the 45-year-old rapper elaborated on his vision of free speech in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding his views.

West said:

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial, we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”

No financial details about the deal have been revealed yet, but “Parler” reportedly raised $56 million in funding from outside investors.

Kanye West decided to purchase “Parler” after he was barred from posting on Instagram and Twitter after making anti-Semitic remarks.

Ye claimed in a now-deleted Instagram post that Jewish people were controlling rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs. He also went after comedian Trevor Noah for criticizing his “White Lives Matter” agenda, calling him numerous racial slurs. As a result, he was barred from posting on the Meta platform.

Shortly after joining Twitter, Ye’s account was restricted after he threatened to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.” His ranting spree turned into a content moderation controversy, which resulted in him being barred from posting and some of his posts being deleted for repeatedly violating policies.

West’s Instagram and Twitter accounts are still visible for the time being, but it is unclear how long his temporary posting ban will last.