Kanye West Twitter ban: A timeline of the rapper’s downfall

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Kanye West, now often known as Ye, is greatest recognized for hits akin to Gold Digger and Stronger

Kanye West has by no means been afraid to upset individuals, however his latest tirades towards Jewish individuals have been an excessive amount of for a lot of.

Firstly of October, he was a billionaire music artist and businessman, and had offers with a few of the world’s greatest manufacturers.

Quick-forward simply two months, and most of these now not apply.

And it began with a T-shirt.

Paris Style Week – 3 October 2022

At his Yeezy SZN 9 present, Kanye, now formally often known as Ye, wears a t-shirt with a White Lives Matter slogan.

Anti-racism campaigners name it out as hate speech mocking the Black Lives Matter motion.

An image of Kanye posing with conservative commentator Candace Owens, carrying an identical prime, goes viral.

It does not go down nicely, and followers and fellow hip-hop stars line as much as name him out.

Instagram lockout – 7 October

Kanye will get concerned in a row with rapper Diddy, who posts a video criticising the White Lives Matter shirts.

In an Instagram put up, Kanye seems to counsel Diddy is being managed by Jews. Ye is criticised for antisemitism, and his account is suspended.

Adidas says it is reviewing its take care of Kanye.

48 hours on Twitter – 10 October

Kanye – who hasn’t posted on Twitter for nearly two years – returns to the chicken and takes goal at Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Fb and Instagram.

He then posts a tweet which seems to be a menace directed at Jewish individuals.

Twitter follows Instagram’s lead and kicks him off.

Tucker Carlson interview – 11 October

Web site Vice obtains unaired footage from an interview with Fox Information anchor Tucker Carlson.

It says these unused clips contain the rapper making varied antisemitic claims and repeating myths about Jewish individuals.

An episode of YouTube discuss present The Store: Uninterrupted starring Kanye is pulled over ‘extra hate speech’ resulting from his alleged use of hate speech.

Kanye was identified with bipolar dysfunction years in the past and has publicly spoken about his challenges along with his psychological well being.

However on the time of this interview being pulled, individuals who share his situation advised the BBC that psychological well being issues don’t go hand-in-hand with antisemitism.

Manufacturers flip their backs – Late October

A nasty week for Kanye as main corporations start to announce they now not wish to work with him.

Style home Balenciaga and expertise scouts Inventive Artists Company comply with JP Morgan financial institution and clothes store Hole in ditching the artist.

Adidas comes underneath rising stress to do the identical.

Bye-bye Adidas, bye-bye billionaire standing – 25 October

Adidas declares it is parting methods with Kanye.

Chopping the partnership means Adidas will make a internet lack of £217m in 2022.

However it’s a much bigger loss for Kanye, who’s estimated to make $1.5bn from his contract with the sportswear big.

US cash journal Forbes says he’s now not a billionaire and places his new internet price at $400m.

Skechy scenario – 27 October

American shoe firm Skechers says Kanye turned up at its headquarters “unannounced and uninvited” and needed to be eliminated.

It says it has no plans to work with him and condemns his earlier feedback.

Adidas scandal – 22 November

US journal Rolling Stone publishes a prolonged article claiming West engaged in “toxic” behaviour towards workers at Adidas.

It declines to remark for the function however two days later declares it is launched an investigation into the claims.

Ye 24 Marketing campaign – 25 November

Kanye declares he plans to run for US president in 2024.

Earlier than this, experiences flow into of him eating at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf membership in Florida with far-right political commentator Nick Fuentes.

Infowars and one other Twitter ban – December

Kanye seems on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s Infowars.

He wears a face overlaying via the entire interview, praises Nazi chief Adolf Hitler and rants about sin, pornography and the satan.

Hours after the published, he is suspended from Twitter once more for “violating our rule against incitement to violence”.

What subsequent?

Kanye’s recognized for being unpredictable, so it is unlikely to be the top of the saga.

His music stays in style, and followers have been seeing him of their annual Spotify Wrapped and Apple Replay round-ups.

However there are experiences of some customers demanding streaming giants take away his music.

Followers have beforehand advised Newsbeat they could think about skipping his tracks – so time will inform if he’ll nonetheless be in our prime tracks subsequent yr.

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