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Kanye West deletes his Instagram and Twitter accounts

If you're looking for one of Kanye's legendary Twitter rants, it's too late. He's gone.

Kanye West to social media: I must go now. My planet needs me.
Steve Russell, Toronto Star via Getty Images

It looks like Kanye West took the "delete your account" meme seriously.

On Friday, the "Ultra Light Beam" rapper's social media accounts suddenly disappeared. That means you can't pull up his legendary tweets anymore, like when he begged Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion or when he battled on Twitter with Taylor Swift.

Yeezy didn't join Instagram until last September, instead choosing to vent his frustrations across Twitter. Twitter is where the hip-hop artist announced he would run for president in 2024 instead of 2020, which he so famously announced in a rant at the 2015 Video Music Awards.

It's unclear why he's deleted his Twitter and Instagram, but this isn't the first time West has purged his social media. In 2012, he deleted almost all of his tweets, leaving one behind: He wrote "BE BACK SOON" on October 4.

West also deleted his Twitter account before he released Yeezus in 2013.

The rapper first joined Twitter in 2010, after much protest against fake accounts stealing his name. In a 2009 rant posted on his blog, he wrote, "(This spaz comes courtesy of losers making fake Kanye West Twitter accounts) I DON'T HAVE A FUCKING TWITTER... WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER?"

Being a loser, of course I tried to take the @kanyewest handle. It didn't work on Twitter or Instagram.

His wife, Kim Kardashian, no stranger to social media, still has her Twitter active.