Kenye West (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Kenye West

West wrote that he was ready to “go Death Con 3 on Jewish people,” in an apparent reference to the U.S.’s DEFCON missile alert preparedness system.

By Terri Nir, United With Israel

Rapper Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram profiles were frozen by the social media platforms after a series of antisemitic posts, including one in which he threatened to “go Death Con 3 on Jewish people.”

Recently, West wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to a fashion event, which sparked criticism from left-wing advocates and organizations.

Fellow rapper Diddy sent West a text message regarding the shirt, claiming that the fashion statement was offensive and harmful.

West posted a screenshot of the conversation, in which he insinuated that Diddy had reached out to him on behalf of his Jewish handlers, saying, “Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”

Later, West wrote that he was ready to “go Death Con 3 on Jewish people,” in an apparent reference to the U.S.’s DEFCON missile alert preparedness system.

He added, “The funny thing is that I actually can’t be antisemitic because black people are actually Jew[s]” in what seemed to be a statement aimed at mitigating the antisemitic nature of the post.

“You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,” he charged.

After West was warned that his tweets were in violation of Twitter’s policies against hate speech, he posted a picture of himself with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and addressed him directly in the caption. Zuckerberg’s enterprise, Meta, is now the parent company of Facebook and Instagram.

“Look at this Mark,” West wrote, alongside an image of the pair holding microphones that appeared to date back several years ago.

“How you gone kick me off Instagram. You used to be my n—.”

West has long sparked media controversy due to his idiosyncratic worldview as well as for supporting former President Donald Trump when the vast majority of celebrities were publicly hostile towards him.

The rapper wore a “Make America Great Again” hat when meeting with Trump in the White House.

In September 2021, West posted about his support for the Abraham Accords, in response to a news report that Saudi Arabia was weighing normalizing relations with Israel.

“Jared Kushner will have done more for peace in the Middle East than anyone in 30 years,” West wrote on his Twitter account.

However, in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson last week, West said that Kushner had brokered the deal only “to make money.”

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