Kanye West quits social media amid pro-Trump comments

Kanye West is quitting social media again amid controversy over his support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE

West shut down his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Sunday, after a week in which he received flak for a video showing a pro-Trump speech he gave following his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), and a series of tweets in which he discussed abolishing the 13th Amendment.


West also left Twitter last year only to return after a few months.

The rapper this week fielded criticism from multiple celebrities over his pro-Trump speech, during which he wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat and made an appeal for supporting the president.

"Black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feeling inside right now,” West said. “All those Democrats. You know, it’s like the plan they did, uh, to take their fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”

SNL cast member Pete Davidson mocked West's speech during the following SNL episode, calling it "one of the worst, most awkward things I've ever seen here."

West during his speech claimed SNL cast members had "bullied" him and urged him not to wear the "MAGA" hat onstage.

"He wore it all week, like, nobody told him not to wear it," Davidson said. "Like, I wish I bullied you. I wish I would've suggested that it might upset some people, like your wife, or every black person ever."

Trump has spoken out in support of West.