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Kanye West now has a gold check on Twitter after his account was reinstated
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Kanye West now has a gold check on Twitter after his account was reinstated

Ye's account has been reinstated as Elon Musk transforms Twitter into X.

Kanye West's recently reinstated Twitter account now has a gold check amid the app's transformation into X.

The 'All of the Lights' rapper, now known as Ye, was suspended from the app formerly known as Twitter back in December following a stream of controversial and offensive tweets.

After posting anti-Semitic comments and praising Hitler, Ye's account was suspended after he shared an image of a swastika merged with the Star of David.

Ye's Twitter account has been reinstated.
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The post came hours after West sparked outrage by declaring his 'love' of Nazis and admiration for Adolf Hitler during an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. It was eventually blocked by Twitter for violating its rules.

"I tried my best," Musk wrote in a tweet after the platform deleted Ye's offensive content and locked his account. "Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended."

Commenting on the ban at the time, Elon Musk, who once described himself as a 'free speech absolutist' said the move to ban the controversial musician from the platform was 'for incitement to violence'.

The Tesla founder didn't specify at the time how long the ban would last.

Elon Musk is rebranding Twitter to X.
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The suspension came to an end on Saturday (29 July) and Ye's profile now shows a gold check, meaning 'this account is verified because it's an official organization on X', according to the platform's terms.

Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband has not posted anything since he was reinstated.

His suspension in December followed a similar ban two months earlier, when Ye was locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts after he posted anti-Semitic messages in October, the same month Musk finally acquired Twitter for $44 billion. Both platforms removed Ye’s offensive posts.

Twitter boss Elon Musk explained that Kanye had been kicked off Twitter.

In the same month, sports clothing giant Adidas cut ties with Ye, saying it did ‘not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech’.

Ye isn’t the only controversial figure to return to Twitter as Musk puts his own stamp on the platform, quite literally.

The tech magnate also reinstated former US President Donald Trump in November last year after posting a poll asking whether the only US President to have been impeached twice should come back to Twitter.

The results showed that 51.8 percent of those who voted wanted Trump back, however the former Apprentice presenter said he had no interest in returning, plus he now has his own platform called Truth Social.

Topics: Elon Musk, Twitter, Kanye West, Celebrity, Technology