Kanye West’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended. On Wednesday, Kanye, 43, took to the micro-blogging site and uploaded a tweet which included the phone number of a Forbes journalist. The social media platform deems the sharing of people’s personal details as a breach of the site’s rules – it is seen as a violation of a person’s privacy. It is also reported by NBC that Kanye called urged his fans to call the reporter alongside the screenshot of his phone number.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that the tweet was in violation of the rule but did not elaborate. Kanye’s friend former NBA player Rick Fox revealed that the Stronger hitmaker was banned from posting on the site on his own Twitter feed. Rick penned: “My friend @kanyewest wants you all to know that he was kicked off of @Twitter for 12 hours.”
Kanye’s exposing message has since been removed from Twitter and came alongside a number of posts by Kanye amid his battle with music label Sony and Universal. This week the singer dubbed himself the “new Moses” and likened the music industry to “modern day slavery.” He also uploaded a clip of himself urinating on a Grammy Award.
Kanye’s suspension from the site – that he often pens rants on – comes as his wife Kim Kardashian, 39, announced she was freezing her Instagram and Facebook on Tuesday an act to stop “the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation”.
In 2018 Kanye revealed he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after years of unpredictable behaviour and a very public breakdown. He shone a light on his condition in the lyrics of his track Yikes on his new album Ye. In the song, Kanye raps: “That’s my bipolar s**t / That’s my superpower n****, ain’t no disability / I’m a superhero! I’m a superhero!”
And, over the weekend, Kanye confirmed in an interview that he had been “diagnosed with a mental condition” last year, adding; “I’ve never been diagnosed and I was like 39 years old”.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects moods, resulting in periods of mania and depression. The star prefers to shun medication and to manage his symptoms himself.