Famed tweeter and sporadic Instagrammer Kanye West has mysteriously scrubbed his social media presence. Today the rapper quietly vanished from both social platforms, without leaving as much as an explanation. The handle @kanyewest on both Twitter and Instagram takes visitors to displays saying "that page doesn't exist," instead of Kanye's 140-character stream-of-conscious dispatches or the many archival Maison Martin Margiela pieces that the musician-turned-fashion designer launched his Instagram account with.
The move comes months after West has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media, following his hospitalization for exhaustion last December. However, it's not the first time Twitter users have received this message when trying to visit West's timeline: Back in August of 2016, the same notification appeared, as Complex then reported. Twitter quickly resolved the issue though, telling The Fader that the message wasn't due to "any specific Twitter account and is now resolved." Apparently, some Twitter users "may have briefly been unable to access certain Twitter accounts."
It's possible that this could be another bug, however, given West's recent comments on social media. Or, it's just as plausible that he is taking a much-needed hiatus. Or perhaps he's rebranding as today marked the launch of his latest fashion venture with his wife Kim Kardashian West: a children's clothing line. While we wait for exactly what happened with West's accounts to be revealed, you can spend time on Kardashian's timeline, which is still very much active.
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