Kanye West has been relatively quiet in recent weeks following a string of controversies, but he appears to be back on social media, as he recently used his Twitter account.
According to Billboard, the rapper appears to be experimenting with the internet world, writing to his 32 million followers:
“Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.”
Despite being a simple tweet, the post already amassed more than 720,000 likes and thousands of interactions from fans.
Elon Musk, for example, wrote in the reply section:
“Don’t kill what ye hate Save what ye love.”
Thousands of fans immediately bombarded the tweet with various reactions and memes after the post was shared.
One joked, referring to West’s discography:
“Make better music or you’ll no longer get played in my hood.”
Due to the number of people who are still interacting with him, one fan questioned whether the rapper was canceled or not, writing:
“375K… in 2 hours… a testing tweet & yall tryna say he’s not the goat? He’s canceled? Canceled where?”
West shared a follow-up post just a few hours after his test tweet, writing “Shalom:)” a greeting commonly used by Jewish people whenever they interact.
Kanye West has been involved in numerous controversies, but his recent moves on and off social media have sparked outrage in various communities.
Augustman claims it all started with his private show during last season’s Paris Fashion Week. He was photographed wearing a t-shirt that said “White Lives Matter.”
Many chastised him for his reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Furthermore, he made anti-Semitic remarks on social media, writing “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.” Twitter and Instagram later removed his post because it violated their community guidelines.
West was locked out of his Twitter account at the time.
Several fans and celebrities, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s family, chastised him for his move.
Furthermore, several brands, including Balenciaga, Vogue, Creative Artists Agency, Gap, and the most expensive, Adidas, have severed ties with him.