Musk then replied: “That is fine,” before pointing to Ye’s deleted swastika message and stressing: “This is not.”
Ye then turned to Truth Social to share screenshots of personal text message exchanges between the SpaceX billionaire and him.
“Sorry, but you have gone too far. This is not love,” Musk apparently wrote to him, alongside a link to the tweet.
West then replied: “Who made you the judge.”
Musk responded to the Sunday Service founder with the words of the Lord’s Prayer: “Our father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven.”
The platform’s CEO then confirmed that the rapper’s account was being suspended indefinitely for violating its policy against inciting violence.
Musk replied to a Twitter user who had pleaded: “Elon Fix Kanye Please".
"I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” he confirmed.
\u201cThe response from Elon Musk, \u201cI tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.\u201d Musk also added that Kanye\u2019s account was not suspended b/c of the unflattering photo the rapper posted of him.\u201d
The world’s richest man was asked about his decision to suspend Ye during a Twitter Spaces Q&A.
He replied: “I personally wanted to punch Kanye, so that was definitely inciting me to violence,” he said.
Musk insisted that he’d tried to persuade West not to post antisemitic content, but was ultimately forced to remove him because “at some point you have to say what is incitement to violence because it is against the law in the US”.
“Posting swastikas in what obviously is not a good way is an incitement to violence,” he added.
We’d say there’s no “good way” to post swastikas, full-stop.
Ye decided to take his ranting from Truth Social to Instagram, this time commenting on Musk's appearance and suggesting he could be "half-Chinese genetic hybrid".
Here's what the whole, bizarre all-caps message said:
\u201cElon Musk looks Chinese - Kanye West \nPosting now on IG. #DramaAlert\u201d