Kanye West has been suspended from Instagram for 24 hours after the rapper posted a slur targeting “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.
As part of the temporary suspension, West — who legally goes by “Ye” — will not be able to post, comment or send DMs.
Earlier on Wednesday, West directed a slur toward Noah after the talk show host addressed the bitter divorce between Kanye and Kim Kardashian. During a Tuesday segment of his show, Noah described the rapper’s harassment of Kardashian and her new boyfriend Pete Davidson as “terrifying to watch.”
In Kanye's Instagram post about Trevor, which has since been deleted by Instagram, the rapper replaced the lyrics to the song “Kumbaya” with a word that sounds similar (is an abbreviation of raccoon), and a “variation of an epithet based on a minstrel character”. Before the post was deleted, Noah had responded in the comments to say that the rapper’s behavior “breaks [his] heart.”
Noah wrote, “I don’t care if you support Trump and I don’t care if you roast Pete. I do however care when I see you on a path that’s dangerously close to peril and pain. You have every right to fight for your family. But you have to know the difference between that and fighting your family. If you’re just joking about it all and I’m an idiot for caring, then so be it. But I’d rather be the idiot who spoke up.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter, TMZ.
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