Instagram suspended Kanye West’s account for a day on Wednesday after the rapper violated some of the social media platform’s policies.
A meta spokesman confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Instagram has blocked the “Donda” artist from posting, commenting and sending direct messages on the app for 24 hours, among other things.
The company – which also deleted content from West’s site that it said fell under the categories of hate speech, bullying and harassment – vowed to take further action against West if he continued to break its rules.
The suspension comes shortly after West – who has legally changed his name to Ye – hurled a racial slur at The Daily Show host Trevor Noah in response to the comedian’s comments about the musician’s recent behavior towards his ex Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend has , Peter Davidson.
Attacking Noah was just the latest in a series of online outbursts from Ye, who has relentlessly targeted reality TV star Kardashian and Saturday Night Live cast member Davidson via Instagram, music videos and song lyrics since the divorce.
Noah responded to Yes’s now-deleted post in a lengthy Instagram comment on Wednesday, expressing his admiration and concern for the hip-hop star.
“Few artists have influenced me more than you, Ye,” Noah replied. after screenshots verified by the comic team.
“You took samples and turned them into symphonies… You are an indelible part of my life, Ye. That’s why it breaks my heart to see you like this. I don’t care if you support Trump, and I don’t care if you roast Pete. However, I do care when I see you walking down a path dangerously close to danger and pain.”
Noah responded directly to the insult, adding: “Obviously some people have graduated but we’re still stupid. Remember, the biggest trick racists ever played on black people was teaching us to take away our blackness when we disagreed. Making us split into shards so we would never unite into one mighty staff.”
On a less serious note, Noah also called Ye’s delivery of the insult – written in the style of the gospel classic “Kumbaya, My Lord” – “funny as s-“. During Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Noah compared Ye’s treatment of Kardashian to abuse.
“What [Kardashian is] It’s terrifying to go through and it puts a spotlight on what so many women go through when they decide to leave,” Noah said. “People always say that phrase to women. They say, ‘Why didn’t you go?’ …Because a lot of women realize that when they leave, the guy gets even crazier. And when I say ‘crazy’, I don’t mean ‘mentally insane’…
“What we’re seeing … is one of the most powerful, one of the richest women in the world who can’t get her ex to stop texting her, stop chasing her, stop bothering her,” he continued. “Just think about it for a moment. Remember how powerful Kim Kardashian is and she can’t pull this off.
To underscore his point, Noah recalled the devastating moment he learned his mother survived being shot in the head and leg by her ex-husband. His former stepfather was convicted of attempted murder.
“I’m not saying Kanye will physically harm Kardashian,” Noah said. “I’m not saying that. But you see it in all these stories where people say, ‘We saw it, but we didn’t do it…’”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-03-17/kanye-west-suspended-instagram-trevor-noah-post Read Trevor Noah’s powerful response to Kanye West’s insult