Rick Fox – a former NBA player – tweeted that Kanye West had informed him Twitter removed the rapper from the platform for 12 hours. Fox tweeted, “My friend @kanyewest wants you all to know that he was kicked off of @Twitter for 12 hours.” Fox has yet to follow up the claim.
My friend @kanyewest wants you all to know that he was kicked off of @Twitter for 12 hours
— Rick Fox (@RickFox) September 17, 2020
West’s alleged removal follows his accusations against Randall Lane
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A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Jun 28, 2020 at 9:36am PDT
Earlier today, the presidential candidate shared a screenshot from his phone which appeared to be the contact information for Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes, after calling him a “white supremacist.” Lane is the editor of Forbes Magazine as well as the chief content officer of Forbes Media.
The tweet – which Twitter removed within an hour as “This Tweet violated the Twitter rules” – read, “If any of my fans want to call a white supremacist … this is the editor of Forbes.” West attached a screenshot of a contact in his phone listed as “Randall Forbes,” including the phone number. Public records have confirmed that this phone number belonged to Lane.
By sharing such personal information on Twitter, West violated the Twitter guidelines and policies. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that the tweet was in violation of the rule, but the spokesperson didn’t detail any further details in regards to West’s alleged removal.
West has been on a Twitter spree since September 14
Since September 14, the rapper has tweeted a variety of unsupported claims. night, he accused Sony and Universal of slavery. “I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony. I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved. I’m putting my life on the line for my people. The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships. I’m the new Moses.”
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