According to a Meta spokeswoman, the tech corporation, formerly known as Facebook, suspended Kanye’s Instagram account @kanyewest for 24 hours on March 16 for breaking standards on hate speech, bullying, and harassment. According to the spokeswoman, Meta prohibited the “Heartless” rapper from posting, commenting, or sending direct messages throughout the time period.
The firm frequently takes additional steps against accounts that consistently break rules, according to the spokeswoman, and Meta will impose additional sanctions if Kanye continues to violate their policies.
It is unclear which of Kanye’s posts breached the standards, but he has recently posted about Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Trevor Noah, Michael Che, and D.L. Hughley.
Earlier this week, Kanye posted a photo of North’s backpack on Instagram with the caption, “This was on my daughters back pack when I was ‘allowed’ to see her last week. This is why I go so hard for my family I am wired to protect my family at all cost.”
Kim responded in the comments saying, “Please stop with this narrative, you were just here this morning picking up the kids for school.”
The day prior, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Dave Sirus shared a screenshot of a text conversation between Kanye and Pete (Dave’s King of Staten Island co-writer and friend).
“I’ve decided that I’m not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet,” read one text from Pete. “Grow the f–k up.”
On March 14, a source familiar with the situation exclusively told E! News that Pete was done staying silent when it comes to Kanye’s comments on his girlfriend—and Kanye’s ex—Kim.
“He didn’t mind when Kanye was coming after him but when it comes to Kim and the kids, he’s not letting that happen anymore,” the source said at the time. “He’s no longer staying silent.”
After Kim was declared legally single on March 2, another source told E! News Kim was “feeling a huge sense of relief now.” The insider added, “She is very happy and feels she is one step closer to reclaiming her independence and being able to move on in her life.”