Lil B has built a legendary career on the internet, much of which was done through social media. However, he’ll have to make do without Facebook for a while… because he’s been banned.
A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to VICE’s Motherboard this week that the Berkeley rapper has been banned from the social media platform for the next 30 days for violating its hate speech policies.
If you’ve missed it, Lil B has been on a tear online recently, discussing racial issues in America. He even called out Miley Cyrus and Post Malone, accusing both of cultural appropriation.
Below are a pair of Facebook posts that violated Facebook’s terms.
— Patrick Kulp (@PatrickKulp) October 11, 2017
In one, the rapper wrote: “White people are the only ones who really love they guns U can tell they are violent people! I don’t live in fear I don’t need a gun.”
In another: “WHITE PEOPLE SO SCARED THEY THE REASON WHY GUNS ARE A PROBLEM IF WHITE PEOPLE PUT DOWN THE GUNZ WE ALL BE SAFE BUT NOPE! THEY VILENT”.
Following his rant, some fans of Lil B applauded his comments, while others had an issue… and reported him. It appears his fans are clearly divided.
In addition to a 30-day ban, Facebook have deleted his offending posts. Over the weekend, Lil B also confirmed the news, tweeting that he was banned for “talking about white people”.
Despite his Facebook ban, Lil B’s Twitter is still active and with over 1 million followers, his voice can still be heard.
Did you catch Lil B’s rants on race issues? What are your thoughts?