Fans were left in shock and confusion on Friday, May 5 when the rapper’s social media handles on Instagram and Twitter were discovered to have vanished or been mysteriously deleted. Replacing the pages were error messages, which stated the pages were either, did not exist or were not available.
It is still open to speculation whether the pages were attacked, intentionally deleted or mistakenly taken down. Previously however, Kanye West’s Twitter handle had been deactivated in the past “mistakenly”, thus fueling claims this recent episode was one of his stunts although it is unclear why he would do such. September 2016 saw the multi-award winning rapper joining Instagram.
Hours earlier, he launched a children’s clothing line in company with his wife Kim Kardashian that is called the Kids Supply. She went on to tweet about the launch. Kim and her husband are yet to make any comments on the disappearance or deletion of West’s social media handles.
It will be recalled that Mr. West was hospitalized in LA in November 2016 for “exhaustion” and his tour at the time was cancelled. He was noted to have gone off on a rant while on tour in a San Jose concert and had shown behavior that was described as erratic.
Since his hospitalization, he has made efforts to stay out of the public radar to enable him focus on himself and take more “time off” to recover, a source close to the rapper recently revealed.