Kanye West said he will go 'death con 3' on Jewish people in a now-removed Tweet

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Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, performs in 2015.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
  • Kanye West said that he was "going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE" on Twitter Saturday night.

  • Twitter removed the tweet for violating its guidelines.

  • West was accused of posting antisemitic content to his Instagram earlier on Saturday.

Rapper Kanye West faced more accusations of antisemitism on Saturday after posting a rant about Jewish people.

In a tweet now removed by Twitter for violating its guidelines, the rapper and fashion designer said he was "going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE."

West defended himself by saying he could not be antisemitic because "black people are actually Jew [sic]."

West returned to Twitter — from which he had been on hiatus since Nov. 4, 2020 after his Instagram account was restricted amid a week of tirades on the platform. Instagram confirmed to Insider it had restricted West's account but did not specify which post was in violation of its policies.

After his return to the platform Saturday, tech mogul Elon Musk replied to West, tweeting, "welcome back to Twitter, my friend!"

Users on Twitter were swift to call the rapper out for antisemitism and Fox News Host Tucker Carlson for enabling his remarks by interviewing him on his show on Friday.

After photos and videos surfaced of West on Monday wearing a hoodie with the words "White Lives Matter," prominent Republicans like Candace Owens, former congressional candidate Lavern Spicer, and the GOP House Judiciary Committee came to his defense.

West, a friend of Former President Donald Trump, pulled the stunt as a part of his YZYSZN9 show at Paris Fashion Week. Critics pointed out that the phrase on West's hoodie is tied to white supremacist movements.


The American Jewish Committee chastised the rapper Saturday, calling into question an interview he did with Carlson on Friday in which he called into question the motives of Jared Kushner, son-in-law and former adviser to President Donald Trump.

During the interview, West said Kushner, who is Jewish, brokered the Abraham Accords — declarations of peace between Israel and other countries in the Middle East — in order "to make money."

West also shared screenshots of texts that he purportedly sent to Sean "Diddy" Combs, where the rapper said he will use Combs "as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me."

Representatives for West and Twitter did not respond to Insider's request for comment.

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