Kanye West’s Instagram account has been suspended following a post in which he used a racial epithet to mock Trevor Noah, the presenter of ‘The Daily Show.’ The social networking network suspended the rapper’s account for 24 hours. Instagram’s parent company, Meta, believes West’s posts violate the platform’s hate speech, harassment, and bullying policies, according to TMZ.
Kanye repeatedly referred to Noah as a ‘k**n’ in his tweet attacking Noah after Noah stated that the scenario between Kanye, his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and Pete Davidson was ‘terrifying to witness.’ According to Urban Dictionary, the expression refers to a Black person who is anti-Black.
Following the encounter, Noah published a lengthy comment on Kanye’s page, outlining his opinions on the situation.
He wrote, “There are few artists who have had more of an impact on me than you Ye. You took samples and turned them into symphonies. You took your pain and through the wire turned it into performance perfection. I thought differently about how I spend my money because of you, I learned to protect my child-like creativity from grown thoughts because of you, s**t I still smile every time I put on my seatbelt because of you.”
“Tricking us into dividing ourselves up into splinters so that we would never unite into a powerful rod”
“You’re an indelible part of my life Ye. Which is why it breaks my heart to see you like this. I don’t care if you support Trump and I don’t care if you roast Pete. I do however care when I see you on a path that’s dangerously close to peril and pain. Oh and as for K**n…clearly some people graduate but we are still stupid. Don’t ever forget, the biggest trick racists ever played on black people was teaching us to strip each other of our blackness whenever we disagree. Tricking us into dividing ourselves up into splinters so that we would never unite into a powerful rod,” Noah added.
On ‘The Daily Show,’ Trevor highlighted Kanye and Kim’s rocky split, stating, “What’s weird about the situation is Kanye West has told us that he struggles with his mental health. So I get it, you wanna have art as therapy. But here’s what’s weird that Kanye doesn’t understand. It’s like, what we are seeing is — it makes you uncomfortable.”
He went on to say, “With Kanye, we don’t know how to feel. We don’t know how to worry. I think Kanye doesn’t seem to understand that. He goes, ‘Leave me to create my art.’ Yeah but Kanye, you told us you have problems. Now when we worry about that, you say we shouldn’t worry because it’s not [his] problem. Or it is [his] problems? Which is it?”
In his show, Noah also made a reference to Kim. “two things can be true. Kim likes publicity. Kim is also being harassed. I see a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed,” ‘The Daily Show’ star remarked.