Kanye West Deletes His Twitter & Instagram Accounts, But It Wouldn't Be A Surprise If They Come Back
Though he hadn't been active on social media lately, Kanye West deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Friday, as Pitchfork reports. Searching both @kanyewest on Twitter and @kanyewest on Instagram elicit "Sorry!" messages, but there's no telling if West himself is apologetic as there's no explanation so far. Bustle reached out to a rep for West for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
West has a history of weirdness on social media, though, so going dark on Twitter and Instagram could be just a temporary measure. In February, for example, he deleted a string of tweets that showed he was open-minded about Donald Trump, which he'd posted after visiting with the then-incoming president at Trump Tower in December. West deleted the tweets after Trump signed his travel ban; although it was never confirmed that that was the reason. Then, there was the Twitter rant 'Ye gave last January when he got into a feud of epic proportions with Wiz Khalifa, and which gave us this classic Kanye line: "You have distracted from my creative process!" and some darker stuff involving Wiz's children. He's also deleted all of his tweets before and started over, and on Instagram, he once drew attention for posting a long series of mysterious photos.
Yeezy has been more subdued on social media recently, though, following his release from his hospital stay back in November for exhaustion. He's largely stayed out of the public eye since. On Monday, he skipped the Met Gala, which Kim Kardashian attended solo for the first time. She was interviewed by Vogue's Andre Leon Talley who asked (very kindly) where West was. She responded, "He's at home; he's been taking some time off and he's really loving that."
Good for you, Kanye, for taking some time for yourself. But your fans still wanna know, where are you, Yeezy? Because you're not on their feeds. Bring back the Twitter, at least.
Whenever you're ready, 'Ye.