Who knows how many times Kanye West’s social media accounts have been deactivated (and reactivated)?
No one can keep track anymore, but one thing is certain: everyone is relieved he’s gone, and they hope he stays gone for good.
According to The Root, the Chicago rapper surprised fans on Twitter by posting a screenshot of himself temporarily deactivating his Instagram account.
When people checked his Instagram account, they saw a message that said, “User not found” or “Sorry, this page isn’t available.”
Will this be the last time West deactivates his Instagram account, and what exactly does it mean?
Everyone knows that the “Golddigger” rapper is a little overzealous with his social media accounts, particularly Twitter and Instagram.
Most of his most controversial opinions are posted there. He has previously been suspended from both platforms.
When West and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian first split up, he stalked her on Instagram nonstop. He also harassed the reality star’s ex-boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
Aside from the two, he harassed several other people, including “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and Adidas executives.
Before he was nearly excommunicated from the music and fashion industries, the “Donda” rapper declared war on Adidas.
West famously collaborated with the German label to create his Yeezy line, but the feud ended their years-long collaboration and relationship.
The rapper wrote in an Instagram post:
“The fact [adidas] felt they could color my shoes and name them without my approval is really wild,”
“I really care about building something that changes the world and something I can leave to my kids. They tried to buy me out for 1 billion dollars [USD]. My royalties next year are 500 million dollars [USD] alone.”
After feuding with nearly everyone in his former circle, West eventually began sharing more controversial views.
He began to use both platforms to advance his anti-Semitic agenda. According to reports, he tweeted that he would go “death con 3 on Jewish people” on Twitter.
According to recent reports, West apologized for his antisemitic remarks and declared that he “likes Jewish people again” after seeing “21 Jump Street” and praising Jonah Hill’s performance in the film.
As of this writing, there is no word on why West decided to deactivate his Instagram account or whether he intends to deactivate any other accounts, such as Twitter.