Kanye West’s account has been reinstated on Twitter after an almost eight-month ban over offensive tweets.

The US rapper, known as Ye, was accused of violating the platform’s rules prohibiting incitement to violence.

He has not posted anything new since returning to the site, which owner Elon Musk has rebranded to X.

Kanye’s account now shows his last post on 1 December 2022, a day before it was suspended.

Musk said at the time that Ye had “violated our rule against incitement to violence”, and that the account would be suspended.

It came after the musician posted a series of offensive tweets – one of which appeared to show a symbol combining a swastika and the Star of David.

The suspension followed a similar ban two months earlier when Ye was initially locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts after posting anti-Semitic messages in October. Both platforms removed his posts.