Kanye West Defends Himself Over Pete Davidson Music Video Backlash

Ye is a self-proclaimed advocate for the freedom of speech and expression.

Kanye West, the popular rapper and musician recently faced a lot of backlash over his Pete Davidson music video. The video for his latest release “Eazy”, made in collaboration with 42-year-old American rapper The Game, features a clay-figure of Davidson being abducted, buried up to his neck and finally turning into flora. The song also boasts rap verses like, “God saved me from that crash just so I could beat Pete Davidson’s ass,” before finally ending with the message, “EVERYONE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER / EXCEPT SKETE YOU KNOW WHO / JK HE’S FINE,” referring to the rapper’s derogatory nickname for the SNL star.

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What does Kanye West have to say about his controversial music video?

After facing a lot of hate for the violent and threatening nature of the music video, Kanye “Ye” West finally came with his thoughts on it on March 6, through an Instagram post.

“Art is therapy just like this view,” wrote Ye. “Art is protected as freedom of speech. art inspires and simplifies the world. Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm. Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended,” he added.

Kanye West, who is in the midst of a tumultuous divorce from his ex-wife, socialite and fashion icon Kim Kardashian, hasn’t shied away from vocalizing his disdain towards Pete Davidson, who is currently in a relationship with Kardashian.

He has been continuously posting memes about the comedian on his Instagram, which he since deleted. The rapper has also addressed him with various degrading abuses throughout this episode of the drama.

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Pete Davidson is rather amused by all of this

Pete Davidson on the other hand took this oncoming hate from Ye rather sportily. According to an ET Online source, the King of Staten Island star “finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical.” The source also said that Davidson “is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.” Apparently, he “is not threatened by Kanye in any way, shape or form” and “Kim and Pete have grown closer from all of this.”

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Kim’s response over the Kanye West and Pete Davidson feud

Kim Kardashian herself hasn’t been too big of a fan of this idiosyncrasy on part of the rapper. She expressed her contempt with the situation and Ye’s behavior time and again. On the day that the “Eazy” music video dropped on YouTube, the court declared Kardashian as”legally Single”. This was followed by her dropping her ex’s last name from all her social media handles.

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Throughout this season of “what will Ye do next?”, leaves us with only one question – is Kanye West actually serious about wanting to hurt Pete Davidson or is it just part of an elaborate publicity stunt? Well, only time will tell what’s next.

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