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In a stunning reversal, Twitter has added rapper, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West back to its platform. West had been banned from the platform for controversial tweets he made earlier in October. But it looks as though Ye is back on the platform as of Friday, as Musk begins his reign as the owner of Twitter.

While details surrounding Ye’s return to the platform remain sparse, this is a significant development in the Post-Musk Twitter saga. As America First patriots await Trump’s potential return to the platform, it looks as though Twitter is making gigantic moves that could change the platform forever.

Musk, however, contends that he had no part in the transaction — which occurred before he officially took over.

After Musk announced a new moderation board to handle free speech concerns, one user was perplexed as to why Kanye West was already back on the platform. To this query, Musk replied “Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult with or inform me.”


With that said., West and Musk have a well-documented friendship. In fact, Musk endorsed Kanye’s ill-fated 2020 Presidential Run. After Kanye tweeted, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION” in July of 2020, Musk promptly replied, “You have my full support!”

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While Musk eventually had reservations about Kanye’s platform, Kanye assuaged his concerns. As Page Six reports:

“Kanye explained afterward some of the reasoning behind why he said what he said. It makes more sense than many people, including me, realized.”

He continued, “I have not dropped my support for Kanye, although I think 2024 would be better than 2020.”

West recently made a move to acquirer alternative platform “Parler.” Musk tweeted out a meme expressing his jubilation around the development, which he afterward deleted. All in all, it looks as though Musk and Ye remain on good terms as the Tesla Co-Founder leads Twitter into a new era of free speech and unbiased moderation.