After being restored to Twitter this weekend, Ye posted a video sharing his future plans. He revealed that far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is helping him plan his campaign.
“This is Milo right here, working on the campaign,” Ye said.
Ye also shared a sneak peak at campaign merchandise.
— Lay Solidarity Movement 🇻🇦🇸🇲🇵🇱 (@CathSolidarity) November 20, 2022
When asked directly if he was running, Ye responded: “Yes. It’s simple ’cause ain’t nobody can tell me, you know, ‘You should say this, you shouldn’t say that,’ you know? It’s just we’re moving towards the future.”
Ye came under heavy criticism last month after making a series of anti-Semitic claims, the likes of which are usually trafficked by Louis Farrakhan and other black Hebrew Israelites. He promised to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” and then argued the comment wasn’t derogatory because, as a black man, he is also Jewish.
Before his anti-Semitic rant, Ye came under fire for featuring “White Lives Matter” T-shirts in his brand’s Paris fashion show. He defended the decision during an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, arguing people read too much into the slogan.
“I thought the shirt was a funny shirt,” he said. “I thought the idea of wearing it was funny. And I said, ‘Dad, why do you think it’s funny?’ And he said, ‘Just a black man stating the obvious.’”
Twitter kicked Ye off the platform shortly afterwards. But this week, Ye’s account was restored thanks to Elon Musk, who took over the company last month.
Trolling his critics, Ye’s first tweet back on the platform was:
Shalom : )
— ye (@kanyewest) November 20, 2022
Musk welcomed Ye back to Twitter with his own troll:
Don’t kill what ye hate
Save what ye love
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
Musk also reinstated former President Donald Trump’s account, but Trump said this week that he isn’t interested in returning to the platform.
“I don’t see any reason for it,” Trump said.