Kanye West has been banned from Instagram once again, this time for sharing a clip of his new song, ‘Someday We’ll All Be Free’.
The song comes as West’s first original release since ‘Donda 2’ arrived back in February. The track samples the 1973 Donny Hathaway song of the same name, which has been adopted in the past as a civil rights anthem. He first performed the song as a freestyle acapella rap on Infowars, the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s talk show.
‘Someday We’ll All Be Free’ hears West address some of his recent comments and past relationships: “How thin this air is, friends just staring / And everyone’s a Karen / When they claim they care and / Wasn’t given a fair hand.” He also references his recent antisemitic tweets, which initially got him banned from Twitter in October after he wrote about “going death con 3 [sic] on Jewish people”.
Some of the lines also seem to allude to his divorce from Kim Kardashian: “I know it’s ‘cause the headlines / why [you] wanna leave,” and “Waking up to ‘I can’t do this anymore’ texts.”
The song closes with a sample from West’s recent interview with Jones, in which he stated that he “liked” Adolf Hitler. Jones can be heard asking, “Can we just kind of say, like, you like the uniforms, but that’s about it?” to which West responds, “No, there’s a lot of things that I love about Hitler”. Perhaps for the sake of West’s rap career, the sample cuts off the concluding words, “about Hitler”.
The clip was immediately removed from Instagram before West’s account was suspended again, just days after reinstation. Elsewhere, West was recently banned from Twitter for the third time in two months after tweeting an image of a swastika inside a Star of David.
In reaction to recent events, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago has revoked the honorary doctorate degree that was awarded to West in 2015. A petition to remove all his work from streaming platforms has now surpassed 80,000 signatures.