Kanye West has deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts for the third time, after facing renewed criticism over his support for Donald Trump.
A quick search on the social media platforms reveals that the rapper has removed his official accounts, only a week after he supported the President on Saturday Night Live.
West gave a speech at the end of the show last week which was not broadcast. It was captured by Chris Rock, who shared it on his Instagram Story. In the speech, the rapper discussed Trump, his aims to run for President, and being “bullied” about his Make America Great Again hat.
SNL cast member Kenan Thompson later claimed that West had held the cast and audience “hostage”.
“He voiced his opinion very loudly,” Thompson said. “We’re all entitled to our opinion. I don’t know if that’s the moment, necessarily, to hold people hostage like that.” The comedian likened West’s actions to “cuckolding” people and said he had left before the rapper invited the cast to join him.
“As soon as he said, ‘Hey, join me up on stage, everybody,’ I was like, ‘Oh, there goes the little cheese in the mousetrap,’” he said. “I felt so bad for those guys because it’s hard to stand there and not be able to debate somebody who is going so far against your personal opinion, and just stand there and take it.”
On Saturday night, Pete Davidson also took to Saturday Night Live last night to hit out at West‘s recent controversial appearance, remarking that “being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jackass”.