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Kanye West Mysteriously Deletes Instagram and Twitter

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    In video taken on Dec. 13, 2016, Kanye West enters Trump Tower in New York City. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016)

    Kanye West doesn't want to be followed.

    The 39-year-old rapper deactivated his Instagram and Twitter accounts Friday afternoon. West, who has frequently scrubbed his social media updates in the past, did not explain why or give his followers a heads up. E! News has reached out to his rep for comment.

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    Perhaps West just needed to silence his haters. As he said last summer, "I wake up in the morning and go read comments." Though he didn't usually respond to comments about his personal life or his art, he admitted one topic was strictly off-limits: "I'm crazy about my kids."

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    The rapper skipped the 2017 Met Gala Monday, but his wife Kim Kardashian showed up in a custom Vivienne Westwood dress. As the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star told Vogue's contributing editor Andr Leon Talley, West was "taking some time off and really loving that."