Why Did Kanye West Leave Instagram and Twitter?

The rapper left social media last night.

Kanye West

Kanye West devastated fans everywhere last night when he deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Understandably, the rapper has been keeping a low profile since Kim Kardashian West was robbed in Paris. But his disappearance from social media has people worried, especially as he skipped this year's Met Ball, which his wife attended solo.

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It's strange timing for Kanye to leave social media, especially as his new clothing line, The Kids Supply, debuted yesterday. Kim promoted the collection online, which the pair created together.

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He could be taking some time out to recharge, or preparing for a new music release. Whether or not Kanye's social media deletion is temporary, or a longterm decision, the world hopes he'll be back soon.

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Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.