Los Angeles : Elon Musk kicked Kanye West off Twitter ''for incitement to violence,'' after the rapper posted a picture that appeared to show a swastika interlaced with a Star of David.

The post came hours after an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, in which West sparked outrage by declaring his ''love'' of Nazis and admiration for Adolf Hitler.

West had also shared a picture of a shirtless Musk getting sprayed with water, captioned : ''Let's all remember this as my final tweet.''

In response, Musk said : ''Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering picture of me.''

Musk, who previously called himself a ''free speech absolutist,'' has repeatedly said he believes all content permitted by law should be allowed on Twitter, and sought to remake the social media organization after he took control in October.

In an hours-long appearance on Infowars, the show fronted by Jones, West - now known as Ye - wore a black mask completely covering his face, as he ranted about sin, pornography and the devil.

''I like Hitler,'' West said several times. West hid his face completely under a mask that had neither eye nor mouth slits. 

However, Jones addressed him as West as they spoke, Infowars billed the interview as being with West, and at one point Jones took West's cellphone and posted a tweet on his account that appeared in real-time. [AFP]


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