Elon Musk shared that he was incited by Kanye West’s recent post up to the point that he wanted to put his hands on the rapper.
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Elon Musk address Kanye West’s chaotic Twitter suspension
Elon Musk took to Live Q&A on Twitter Space to explain his stance on Kanye’s controversial post. The message that led to the rapper’s suspension on the multi-blogging platform.
During the session, someone questioned the Twitter CEO, ‘How are you going to balance the level to which we speak about the freedom of expression on Twitter?’
Musk on the other hand responded with, ‘Posting Swastikas in what is obviously not a good way is incitement to violence. I personally wanted to punch Kanye, so that was definitely inciting me to violence.’
BREAKING: Elon Musk says he wanted to “punch Kanye” for posting Raelian symbol on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/HhquHkeFO2
— Idaho Tribune (@IdahoTribune) December 3, 2022
Moreover, he didn’t beat around the bush as he shared, ‘I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.’
Musk continued to add, ‘At some point, you have to say what is incitement to violence because it is against the law in the U.S.’
If you didn’t know, West, who officially changed his name to Ye, was banned yet again from Twitter on Friday for sharing a logo that looks like a swastika inside the Star of David.
Moreover, the same day, the 45-year-old rapper came under fire for praising Adolf Hilter during an interview for Infowars with Alex Jones.
He reportedly said, ‘I like Hitler.’
Kanye West targets Elon Musk following Twitter suspension
Kanye West began taking digs at Elon Musk after he uploaded the controversial Swastika image.
Moreover, the Gold Digger singer also took to the network to share a shirtless image of himself before telling his followers to remember it as his last post on Twitter.
Musk on the other hand took West’s like a good sport. The Tesla CEO mentioned that he will take it as an inspiration to stay fit and healthy.
However, West’s online attacks on Musk didn’t stop on Twitter. After being removed from Twitter, West shifted to Instagram to criticize Musk.
This time, West targeted Musk’s race by writing that the billionaire looks like a ‘half-Chinese’ person.
He further referred to Musk’s childhood images. In a message he stated that the Space X founder looks like a child of a Chinese Genius and a South African supermodel.
In addition, West also dragged former US president Barack Obama into the discussion by calling him a ‘genetic hybrid’.
Yeah right before, Elon was sympathizing with Kanye and using the “Jesus card” when Kanye said he thinks Hitler is great. But sure the swastika pic was the line. https://t.co/xcxMeacrcW
— Miss Americana ♡/ ??????’? ??????? (@lucky1_en) December 5, 2022
kanye soon after reading this pic.twitter.com/YiioCiS8md
— cashew (@fncashew) December 4, 2022
As much as i think Kanye is totally in the right, i think that Elon is in kind of a tough spot especially with apple threatening to pull twitter from the app store. I think he needs to play it safe until he figures out the infrastructure to make twitter more independent
— Dr Ass Wiener (Ralphamaniac) (@DrAssWiener) December 3, 2022
Elon Musk himself clarified that Apple never intended to pull twitter from the App Store. Also, Kanye is not in the right about anything.
— J G (@JG82892953) December 3, 2022