Kanye West has returned to Instagram following his temporary ban for anti-Semitic speech.
But he doesn’t seem repentant at all.
The Yeezy founder has been facing a torrent of brands cutting ties with him in recent days over his hate speech, including Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga, CAA and more. But he’s trying to tell the world that he doesn’t really care.
For one of his first posts back, Ye shared a joke meme that declared “Ye has reportedly cut ties with Kanye West.”
Then he had a text image for Hollywood power broker Ari Emanuel (who called for a boycott of West’s songs and products), which read
“ARI EMMANUEL [sic]
I LOST 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN ONE DAY
AND I’M STILL ALIVE
THIS IS LOVE SPEECH
I STILL LOVE YOU
GOD STILL LOVES YOU
THE MONEY IS NOT WHO I AM
THE PEOPLE IS WHO I AM.”
He then added another post to Instagram joking that “Curtis Jackson has reportedly cut ties with 50 cent.” because, of course, Curtis is 50.
West also posted a now-deleted screen shot of a text with law firm Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan which was apparently from Quinn himself and read, “As to adidas, you can start to make new designs for footwear, apparel and accessories immediately. As to Gap, the non-compete expires December 15, 2022.” He added, “You own the Yeezy name and all trademarks associated with Yeezy.”
West captioned the post, “I haven’t got super model pu**y in over a month … Please send help.”
Ye shuttered Donda Academy this week (at least for now) with the school’s principal sending an email to parents informing them, “At the discretion of our founder, Donda Academy will close for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year effective immediately.” West put in a now-deleted Instagram post, “Here’s the clout you’re looking for. My school is being shut down.”
The closure affects around 100 students.
Yesterday, West also showed up uninvited at Skechers headquarters and was escorted off the property by two executives as he engaged in “unauthorized filming.”
Sounds like West is back and as off his rocker as ever – especially if he thinks hate speech is love speech. But that’s Kanye for you, and everyone knows exactly what they’re getting in a deal with the rapper.