Kanye West Deleted His Twitter And Instagram Accounts
Eight months after first deleting his Instagram and Twitter accounts, Kanye West has once again vanished from the social media sphere.
After weeks of controversial tweets -- including a promise to drop a new album that never came and suggesting the 13th amendment should be abolished -- the rapper has since deactivated both his Twitter and his Instagram accounts following the backlash to his comments over the weekend.
His sudden departure comes after wife Kim Kardashian announced a delayed release date for album “Yandhi” which is now set to drop November 23, with Kanye telling TMZ he will be “heading to Africa” to complete the album.
"So this is the type of energy that we're putting into the album, so we're going to Africa in two weeks to record," he said. "I felt this energy when I was in Chicago, I felt the roots. But we have to go to what is known as Africa. I need to go, I need to find out what it’s really called. Just grab the soil and be and cook food, five meals a day so the metabolism stays up, have my kids in the studio, have the mic out in the open so you can hear nature while we’re recording.”
The 41-year-old also copped a heap of flack by fellow celebs such as Chris Evans and Lana Del Rey after he declared over Twitter that he believed the 13th amendment -- the one which ended slavery -- should be abolished.
"[T]his represents good and America becoming whole again," read the tweet next to a photo of him in the MAGA hat. "We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love."
"If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he's famous - then you need an intervention as much as he does," she wrote in a comment on a since-deleted post.
"I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level," she wrote. "Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism -- none of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country," she added.
Whether deleting his account was a reaction to the criticism on his comments or just a case of Kanye being Kanye remains to be seen.