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Kanye West Deletes His Twitter and Instagram Accounts

Monday - 08/10/2018 13:25
West had come under fire as of late for his support of President Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live' and on social media, where he also published a tweet suggesting "we abolish the 13th amendment" of the U.S. Constitution, which brought an end to slavery when it was ratified in 1865.
Gary Gershoff/WireImage Kanye West
Gary Gershoff/WireImage Kanye West

Kanye West's Twitter and Instagram accounts no longer exist. The rapper's social media presence has apparently vanished as of Saturday.

It isn't the first time West has deleted his social media accounts without warning. He stayed off of Twitter for nearly a year, making his return in April, and recently went back to Instagram as well.

West had come under fire as of late for his support of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and on social media, where he also published a tweet suggesting "we abolish the 13th amendment" of the U.S. Constitution — the amendment that brought an end to slavery when it was ratified in 1865. In since-deleted messages clarifying his words, he added that "the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended" and "not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment."

Actor Chris Evans slammed West for his comments last weekend, responding to his tweets with, "There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue."

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey also left a cutting message for West, who was sporting his "Make America Great Again" cap on Instagram, in his comments section. "Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture," she said.

West was expected to drop the new album Yandhi last weekend, but it has not yet been released. He has since told TMZ that he plans to go to Africa to record more new music.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com

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