Rapper Kanye West tweeted 'shalom' late on Sunday night after his Twitter account was reinstated by the social media platform's owner Elon Musk earlier on Sunday.
Shalom : )— ye (@kanyewest) November 20, 2022
It’s not clear if Musk, who finalized his purchase of Twitter last month, okayed West’s return. However, he appeared to be welcoming West back to Twitter by punning on his more recent name, writing "Don’t kill what ye hate Save what ye love.”
Don’t kill what ye hateSave what ye love— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
Ye's account was suspended last month after he made posts deemed by online users as antisemitic. West had his Instagram account suspended after a since-removed post in which he invoked antisemitic tropes, accusing a musician of being controlled by "the Jewish people."
Kanye said in an interview with Page Six magazine later in October that "he's happy that he crossed that line."
Musk restores accounts of controversial individuals
Twitter on Friday also restored the account of former US president Donald Trump, who had been banned from the platform since January 6, 2021, following a Twitter poll conducted by Musk.
Trump’s restoration drew a rebuke on the platform ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, who wrote that Musk "is not remotely serious about safeguarding the platform from hate, harassment and misinformation."
Hey stop defaming me!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
In response, Musk asked Greenblat to "stop defaming me!”