Kanye West has returned to Twitter following a brief break from the social networking site.

The Stronger rapper deleted all his Twitter messages on Thursday (October 4), leaving one message that read: "BE BACK SOON."

However, West, who has 8.6 million followers on Twitter sent a series of messages today in honour of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

He wrote: : "We lost Steve a year ago today... He is one of the most inspiring and influential human beings of our existence along with Michael Jackson, Walt Disney, and Dr. King.

"Let's be thankful for his life and respect his legacy by never compromising on our dreams."