(CMR) Kanye West has been suspended from Instagram for 24 hours after the rapper made a post attacking The Daily Show host Trevor Noah with a racial slur.
The platform deleted content sent from the 44-year-old rapper's account that was in violation of its policies on “hate speech and bullying and harassment,” a spokesperson for Meta, Joe Osborne, told Reuters.
West, who legally goes by ‘Ye', will be restricted from posting, commenting or sending direct messages from the account for 24 hours, Osborne said. Further action could be taken if he continued to violate policies on regaining control of the account.
West reportedly directed racial slurs at Trevor Noah, after he discussed a row between West, West's former wife Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, “Saturday Night Live” comic Pete Davidson. The post has since been deleted.
Kardashian, a star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” filed for divorce a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences with West. The couple have four children ranging in age from 2 to 8.
After the divorce, West criticized the reality star's new relationship with Davidson on social media and publicly appealed to her to return to him.
A Los Angeles judge granted Kardashian's request to be declared legally single following nearly eight years of marriage to the rapper.