After Kanye West spent the morning and targeting his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson — and some of his comedian colleagues — with back-to-back-to-back Instagram posts, the social media platform restricted his account, Rolling Stone can confirm.
“We deleted content from @kanyewest for violating our policies on hate speech and bullying and harassment,” a spokesperson for Meta, Instagram’s parent company, tells Rolling Stone. “In addition, we’ve restricted the account from posting, commenting, and sending DM’s, among other actions, for 24 hours.”
The company said it had taken the step to restrict the rapper’s account for 24 hours for “repeatedly break[ing] our rules,” adding that Meta would consider taking “additional steps if we see further violations of our policies.” (TMZ was first to report the news.)
On Wednesday morning, the rapper — who has used social media to bash Davidson over the last several weeks — shared a 2019 Breitbart article when he made a racy joke about having sex with a baby.
“Yet another reason why SKETE gotta stay away from my children,” he wrote. “Oh and nobody noticed that he ain’t show up to SNL Because Mr. I can help you with meds had a mental breakdown after we ran him off the internet.” (Davidson has reportedly been away from Saturday Night Live while filming upcoming horror flick, The Home.)
In that post, he continued: “SKETE you not built for this I already blacked the Super Bowl out on you… Apologize to your family for being in your family.”
In subsequent posts, he claimed that Davidson would get Kardashian “hooked on drugs,” because he’s “in rehab every two months.” In another post, he made fun of Davidson’s Hillary Clinton tattoo, writing “Tramp Stamp Pete the Tramp… here’s the stamp.”
Oh, and he posted a screengrab of the violent claymation “Eazy” video of Davidson’s decapitated head with flowers growing out of it. His caption? “Ya’ll ready for Coachella ☠️,” he wrote.
The tirade continued as he targeted other comedians, such as Trevor Noah, D.L. Hughley, and Davidson’s SNL castmate, Michael Che in subsequent posts. Several of the posts — including one calling Noah a racial slur — were deleted by Instagram.