Elon Musk Kicks Kanye West Off Twitter Over Offensive Post: ‘I Tried My Best’

Newly formed Twitter CEO Elon Musk has booted Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, from Twitter for 12 hours after the rapper posted a series of controversial tweets.

The final drop came when Ye posted an image that looked like a Nazi swastika in a Star of David, a religious symbol of Judaism, and indicated it would be used as a logo for his 2024 presidential campaign.

“I tried my best. Despite this, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence,” Musk wrote in response to the removed tweet. “Account will be suspended.”

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A photo illustration featuring Twitter owner Elon Musk. (Getty Images/iStock/Getty Images)

Just before his account was suspended Thursday night, Ye tweeted an unflattering image of shirtless Musk aboard a yacht with Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel spraying him with a hose, writing, “Let’s always remember this as my last tweet to keep.”

Musk responded to the image to clarify that Ye was booted from the social media platform for violating Twitter’s rules — and not the image.

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“Just clarifying that his account will be suspended for inciting violence, not an unflattering image of Ari hosing on me,” Musk wrote.

He further joked, “Honestly, I found these pictures to be helpful weight loss motivation!”

Musk had previously tweeted Ye, encouraging him not to be critical of others and pointing him to the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament.

“Jesus taught love, kindness and forgiveness,” Musk said Wednesday. “I used to think that turning the other cheek was weak and stupid, but I was the fool for not appreciating his deep wisdom.”

A shared photo of the Twitter logo with Kanye West

In this photo illustration, the Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with a photo of Kanye West in the background. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Musk restored Yes’s Twitter account after assuming control of the company following its $44 billion acquisition.

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The tech billionaire mogul has also welcomed back other notable figures such as former President Donald Trump, who has yet to accept the offer.

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