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Elon Musk responds to Kanye West’s Instagram post

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Elon Musk has become disgraced artist Kanye West’s latest target after the rapper took a swipe at the wealthiest man alive.

After his rampant and disgustingly insensitive tweets, Ye was banned from the social media platform that Elon Musk had taken over.

Instead, the controversial rapper moved to Instagram to throw shade at Musk.

Meanwhile, the Tesla CEO responded on Twitter.

Buildup

After taking over Twitter, Elon Musk reinstated several banned accounts, including Kanye West.

He was previously banned for threatening to go “Death Con 3” against Jews.

It was only a matter of time before the rapper did something controversial again, and sadly, Ye proved everyone right.

He tweeted an image of a swastika above the Star of David.

On top of that, Ye has appeared in several interviews with anti-Semitic comments.

Although Musk is an ambassador for free speech, he’s had enough.

As a result, Kanye West was again banned from the social media platform.

Read also: Elon Musk shares Apple could remove Twitter

Ye

After the ban, Kanye West turned to another social media platform.

This time, he settled on Instagram.

There, Ye hit out at Elon Musk and wrote:

“Am I the only one who thinks Elon could be half-Chinese? Have you ever seen his pics as a child?”

“Take a Chinese genius and mate them with a South African supermodel and we have an Elon.”

Ye continued, writing:

“I say an Elon because they probably made 10 to 30 Elons and he is the first genetic hybrid that stuck… Well let’s not forget about Obama.”

Read also: Alex Jones unwelcome on Twitter, says Elon Musk

Reception

Kanye West’s tantrum-like post garnered over a million likes as his followers continued to rally behind him.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk calmly addressed the post on Twitter, writing:

“I take that as a compliment!”

Although he no longer has access to Twitter, Ye learned about Musk’s response.

Someone must have sent the rapper a screenshot of the response, which Ye later addressed in another Instagram post.

He reassured Musk, writing:

“It was meant as a compliment, my friend. Now Obama on the other hand…”

Reference:

Elon Musk responds to Kanye West after he called him ‘half Chinese genetic hybrid’

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