Kanye West bemuses fans by shutting social media accounts
Kanye West has left fans confused after deactivating his social media accounts.
The US rapper closed down both his Instagram and Twitter pages, with no explanation.
Fans trying to access the accounts were greeted with messages saying that the pages did not exist.
The musician's followers have expressed their disappointment at his sudden disappearance.
One posted on Twitter: "Kanye west deactivated his twitter my life is OVER."
"What! am I supposed to do without Kanye on twitter? I used to read his tweets for motivation. come back," urged another.
But one person quipped: "Anybody miss Kanye West on twitter or Instagram ? Has the world ended or desended into war."
West's wife Kim Kardashian has not mentioned her husband's social media silence on her own accounts.
Earlier this week Kardashian stepped out at the Met Gala in New York alone, with West not attending.