Kanye West returned to Twitter on Sunday to test whether his account had been “unblocked”.
The rapper’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were banned in October after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks on social media and in interviews.
His pages were restored a few weeks later, with new Twitter boss Elon Musk confirming that Kanye’s account was restored before he took over later that month.
On Sunday, Kanye returned to the platform and tweeted, “Test Testing See if my Twitter is unblocked,” to which Musk replied, “Don’t kill what you hate, keep what you love.”
A few hours later, the Stronger hitmaker returned and simply tweeted “shalom,” a Hebrew word that means peace, but is also used as a greeting among Jewish people.
The 45-year-old, also known as Ye, resurfaced on Twitter earlier in early November to defend basketball player Kyrie Irving amid controversy over the sports star’s anti-Semitism. Kanye also informed his followers that he went “verbal fast” for 30 days and abstained from alcohol, pornography and sex.
The rapper lost a number of business deals as a result of his anti-Semitic remarks, most notably his lucrative Yeezy partnership with Adidas.
Kanye posted his new tweets shortly after Musk restored former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account over the weekend after nearly two years. Musk ran a poll asking users if the ban should be lifted and 51.8 percent agreed.
Trump, who last week announced his bid for the 2024 White House, has yet to post anything on his account, however, and has suggested he’ll stick with his own social network, Truth Social.