Kanye West, who is set to run for president in 2024, addressed far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday.
The video of West saying Yiannopoulos is working on his campaign came when the rapper's Twitter account was restored after he was banned from the app after making vulgar and anti-Semitic comments last month. I got
"He's Milo working on the campaign," West, 45, said in a video posted to the Patriot Takes Twitter account. “Announcement?” asks one of the men, both laughing.
Cameraman asked, "So you're going for it?" "Yes," Ye replied with a laugh. "It's because no one can tell me, 'I should say this, I shouldn't say that.' It's that we're moving into the future."
West, whose official name has changed to He Ye, tweeted in early October that he was leaving "Death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE" and was subsequently banned from his social media platforms. Earlier Sunday, the musician-turned-designer posted a message on his Twitter profile to see if his account had been restored since Elon Musk took over the company.
"Test test test my checking if his Twitter is blocked," Kanye West wrote to his nearly 32 million followers.
Elon Musk, who bought the company for his $44 billion, said last month that West's account had been restored prior to the acquisition and that he had not been consulted beforehand.
The billionaire restored former President Donald Trump's Twitter account a day earlier after researching users. Trump, who also announced his 2024 White House candidacy, was announced after May 1. June 6, 2021, Uprising at the Capitol.
Yiannopoulos, who has remained off Twitter, posted an allegedly pro-pedophilia comment in 2017 declaring that sex with 13-year-olds and older men can be "life-affirming." Since then, he has mostly disappeared from public view. He made headlines over the summer by announcing a low-key, unpaid gig with Taylor Green.