Kanye West deletes all Instagram posts as 24-hour suspension nears an end

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Trevor Noah and Kanye West (Getty Images)
Trevor Noah and Kanye West (Getty Images)

Kanye West deleted all his Instagram posts as his 24-hour suspension for attacking Trevor Noah with a racial slur on the social media platform neared its end.

The move came after the rapper’s account was locked for 24 hours by the social media platform after he insulted Noah, the writing partner of Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson.

Instagram’s parent company Meta took action on Wednesday and has said it views West’s post as a violation of the platform’s policies on hate speech, harassment and bullying.

And with just a few hours left until the company’s suspension was due to finish on Thursday, West’s account, which has 15.6m followers, was showing zero posts.

Meta confirmed to The Independent that they had deleted content from West’s account and temporarily restricted the account from posting, commenting and sending direct messages.

In his post aimed at Noah, West (now known only as Ye) repeatedly referred to him as a “k**n” after the comedian said that the situation between West, his ex-wife and Davidson was “terrifying to watch”.

The phrase is described by Urban Dictionary as a Black person who is anti-Black.