Kanye West Quits Social Media Again After Trump Rant and Inflammatory Slavery Remarks

Kanye West is through sharing – for now, anyway.

After a peculiar week that included a pro-Trump rant and head-scratching tweets about abolishing the constititutional amendment that prohibits slavery, the rapper has apparently shut down his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

USA TODAY has reached out to West’s representative for comment.

It isn’t the first time that West, 41, who also announced that he was changing his name to “Ye,” has opted out of social media. He previously abandoned Twitter for the better part of a year, but returned this past April with a vengeance.

The hiatus kicks in as fans await his new “Yandhi” album, which had been expected for release last weekend, when the star appeared on “Saturday Night Live” dressed as a singing Perrier bottle. Last Monday, his wife, Kim Kardashian, announced the album is delayed until Nov. 23.

West made waves as he wrapped up his appearance on Sept. 29’s season premiere of “SNL” appearance. He donned a red “Make America Great Again” hat and launched into a rambling rant in defense of President Donald Trump. The impromptu speech was captured by Chris Rock, who posted it to social media.

“Black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feeling inside right now,” West sang softly. “All those Democrats. You know, it’s like the plan they did, uh, to take their fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”

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Source: USA Today