Rapper Kanye West, who is now legally known as Ye, could be in control of the right-wing social media network Parler by the end of the year.

entrepreneur Adam Ryan who tweeted: "Now hundreds of people are replying and everyone has access to the personal emails of many verified users and Parler investors".

In the email shared by Ryan, the Parler Outreach Team writes: "While we can't share all the details just yet, we expect the sale to be complete by the end of this year"

Parler is owned by Parlement Technologies. It's chief executive, George Farmer said in a statement that Parler welcomed Ye's interest in purchasing the platform.

"Ye is making a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again."

Ye is also quoted in the statement, saying: "In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves."

Parler is a social media network that bills itself as "the premier global free speech platform". It was launched in August 2018, but didn't start gaining momentum till 2020