Kanye Banned From Instagram For A Day Over Racist Attack Against Trevor Noah

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Rapper Kanye West is locked out of Instagram for 24-hours over a tirade of harassing posts that culminated in a racial attack against “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.

“All in together now… K–n baya my lord k–n baya K–n baya my lord K–n baya Oooo’ lord K–n baya,” he directed at Noah, who had commented on West’s increasingly hostile behavior towards ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson.

On his Tuesday show, Noah remarked that West’s post-marital pursuit of Kardashian could have been considered “romantic” in the beginning, but “over time, Kanye has become more and more belligerent in how he tries to get Kim back.”

One of the “extreme examples” is when West put out a music video of himself chopping off Davidson’s head, which the rapper claimed was just “art.” 

“What Kanye doesn’t understand is that what we’re seeing is… it makes you uncomfortable,” he continued, noting that Kardashian typically enjoys the spotlight, but “There’s an element of a woman saying to her ex, ‘Hey, please leave me alone.'” 

“I see a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed by an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or an ex-anything,” he said.

Noah pointed out that while people “may not feel sorry for Kim because she’s rich and famous,” the situation is “terrifying to watch,” and spotlights the struggle many women endure when they’re trying to get out of a bad relationship.

“What we’re seeing here is one of the most powerful, one of the richest women in the world unable to get her ex to stop texting her, to stop chasing after her, to stop harassing her.”

Instagram parent Meta released a statement that West had violated the company’s policies on hate speech, harassment and bullying, and would be locked out of his account as a result. Noah responded directly to West’s post, before it was deleted, pleading with the rapper to seek  professional help. 

“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,” he replied. “You have every right to fight for your family. But you have to know the difference between that and fighting your family.” 

Though he had stern words about the racial slur. “Oh and as for K–n…clearly some people graduate but we still stupid,” Noah added in reference to West’s third album, Graduation. “Don’t ever forget, the biggest trick racists ever played on black people was teaching us to strip each other of our blackness whenever we disagree.”

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