Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli is back to tweeting.
The emcee/activist had called out the social media site last week for what he saw as unfair treatment. Twitter locked Kweli’s account after he tweeted contact information for a Texas lawyer, in violation of the site’s rules concerning the posting of personal information.
The story was picked up by hip-hop sites like Source.
According to a press release from the rapper, “employees at Twitter have told Kweli they will reinstate Kweli’s account if he deletes the tweet.”
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The tweet has since been removed and it now appears Kweli’s account has been restored. On Sunday he tweeted: “Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” along with the hashtags, #RadioSilence #november17 – the title and release date for his new album.
Kweli was a pivotal figure in the 1990s underground hip-hop scene, as one-half of the group Black Star with rapper/actor Mos Def. He recently performed alongside Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez and Flea on at the #PathwaytoParis concert at Carnegie Hall.
Update: This story has been updated to include new information