Kanye West’s Instagram account has been suspended for 24 hours after harassing Trevor Noah.
Kanye West has been barred from Instagram for 24 hours for violating the platform’s harassment policy, according to a spokeswoman for its parent company Meta Platforms Inc. According to the 44-year-old rapper’s publicist, Joe Osborne, the site erased information received from his account that was in breach of its regulations on “hate speech, bullying, and harassment.”
West, who uses under the moniker ‘Ye,’ will be barred from posting, commenting, or sending direct messages from the account for 24 hours, according to Osborne, who added that if he continues to break restrictions on reclaiming control of the account, additional action might be taken.
West’s representatives did not immediately reply to a request for comment from Reuters.
According to Variety, West used racist insults in an Instagram post addressed at Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” after Noah discussed a feud between West, his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and her boyfriend, “Saturday Night Live” comic Pete Davidson.
According to the complaint, the post has subsequently been removed. Meta refuses to share specifics about the posts that were found to be in violation of company policy. West’s page, meanwhile, still has messages criticizing actor D.L. Hughley and SNL writer Dave Sirius.
Kardashian, a businesswoman and star of the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” filed for divorce from West a year ago, alleging irreconcilable differences. The couple’s four children range in age from two to eight years old.
Following the divorce, West openly chastised Davidson’s new relationship on social media and publicly urged her to return to him. After nearly eight years of marriage to the rapper, a Los Angeles court accepted Kardashian’s plea to be declared legally single this month.