Elon Musk says “Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition”
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Elon Musk says “Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition”

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Twitter owner Elon Musk said on Friday that he had no involvement in restoring rapper Kanye West’s account, which was suspended earlier this month for making anti-Semitic remarks.

The billionaire stated that Twitter had restored the rapper’s account (now known as Ye), prior to the completion of the social media platform’s $44 billion takeover late Thursday. “Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult with or inform me,” Musk tweeted.

Ye, who has over 30 million Twitter followers, has courted controversy in recent months by publicly terminating major corporate alliances and making social media outbursts against other celebrities.