Amid a string of recent controversies that culminated in accusations of antisemitism and the loss of valuable endorsements, rapper, designer and rumored 2024 presidential candidate Ye announced he would be going on a "verbal fast" and not speaking for 30 days.
While Ye clarified he will still be posting on social media, he nonetheless said that he will not be drinking alcohol, watching pornography, or having sex.
“I’m not talking to nooobody for a month,” he captioned a Twitter post that includes the following message:
“I’m taking a 30 day cleanse, a verbal fast."
"No alcohol, no adult films, no intercourse.”
"In God we praise."
"But my Twitter still lit."
You can see Ye's tweet below.
Ye's tweet came shortly after he was once again locked out of his Instagram—after just a few short weeks back on the platform "for violating our policies and placed a restriction on the account," per a Meta spokesperson.
He later followed up the tweet with a screenshot of a story about a clip he'd shared from a response by professional basketball player Kyrie Irving, who was suspended from the Brooklyn Nets for sharing a link to an Amazon listing page to an antisemitic film that includes denials that the Holocaust occurred in addition to other antisemitic conspiracies.
Ye appeared to defend Irving and justify backlash toward his own antisemitic controversies when he wrote the following:
"You can't be anti-Semite when you know you are Semite."
Given his string of recent behavior, many responded to the news of Ye's "verbal fast" with considerable relief and suggested he should aim for longer.
Ye received backlash after White Lives Matter shirts—including ones worn by Ye and Candace Owens—were unveiled during his YZY Paris Fashion Week show. As a result, Ye went on several misogynoir and antisemitic rants and was accused of anti-Blackness by community activists.
Instagram locked Ye out of his account after he posted an antisemitic conspiracy theory in screenshots of text messages with Sean "Diddy" Combs.
In response, Ye returned to Twitter after a long hiatus to accuse Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg of personally locking him out of his account after Instagram announced it locked him out for posts that violated its policies. Ye also tweeted he'd go "death con 3 ON JEWISH PEOPLE," prompting media attention and further accusations of antisemitism.
He returned to Instagram late last month, shortly after he was escorted out of the Sketchers headquarters to announce that he'd lost $2 billion in one day.
The losses were significant enough that Forbesreported that Ye had been knocked off Forbes' billionaires list.