Kanye West has had his Instagram account locked for 24 hours for violating the social media platform’s bullying policies.
The rapper – who is known as Ye – will not be able to post, comment or send direct messages for 24 hours.
Instagram took action after he made a number of online attacks on Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson, 28, who is dating his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
It is understood that the rapper, 44, violated the site’s bullying policies after a series of posts aimed at Davidson, as well as a reported racial slur about Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show.
Noah and Davidson are comedy writing partners. Noah had previously said on his show that he believed the spat between West and Noah could result in violence.
West’s posts concerning Noah have now been removed from the site. It is understood they violated Instagram’s policies on hate speech and bullying.
West’s earlier posts concerning Davidson – including one which shows a dark figure standing over a grave with flowers and a papier-mache head which appears to be in Davidson’s likeness – are still on the rapper’s Instagram page.
West and Kardashian announced they would be divorcing in February 2021, and earlier this month Kardashian, 41, was declared legally single by a US court.
The reality star began dating Davidson in October 2021, but the couple only recently went public with their relationship.
Davidson has had Kardashian’s name tattooed on to his body – something he has done with previous girlfriends including Ariana Grande.
Further details about Kardashian’s relationship with the comedian are set to be revealed in the new Kardashian reality show – The Kardashians – launching in April.
The Kardashian family ceased filming their E! reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, in June 2021 before signing a new contract with Disney-owned streaming site Hulu. The show is reported to have more of a “documentary-style” feel to it.
Kardashian has said she will not speak negatively about West on the show.
The couple share four children together, North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two.
Details of child custody are yet to be decided.
Sky News has approached Instagram’s parent company, Meta, for comment.
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