Kanye West Buying Conservative Social Media Platform Parler After Getting Kicked Off Other Social Sites

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Kanye West has settled on a new outlet to spread his opinions after getting booted off Twitter and Instagram for anti-Semitic posts.

The rapper, who now goes by the name Ye, agreed to buy right-wing social network Parler, the app’s parent company announced Monday.

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” West said in a statement released by the app’s owner Parlement Technologies.

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Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.

“This deal will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech,” Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer said. “Ye is making a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again. Once again, Ye proves that he is one step ahead of the legacy media narrative. Parlement will be honored to help him achieve his goals.”

The sale is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2022. Under the terms of their agreement, Parlement Technologies will continue to provide technical support, including private cloud services and data center infrastructure.

CNBC reports the company previously said it had raised $56 million in funding from outside investors. The outlet reports West is worth about $2 billion.

The hip-hop mogul was locked out of Twitter and had his Instagram account restricted earlier this months after a string of anti-Semitic outbursts.

On Oct. 8, the hip-hop mogul was blocked from using his Twitter account a short time after he posted anti-Semitic comments, including a tweet saying he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”

Twitter replaced the post with a message saying: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”