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.”
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