Kanye West, 44, released the music video for Eazy earlier this month and received backlash for his ‘disturbing’ portrayal of Pete Davidson
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Kanye West has defended the ‘burial of Pete Davidson’ in the controversial music video for his song Eazy.
The Homecoming rapper, 44, released the music video on March 2 and received a lot of backlash for burying Pete’s stop-motion clay version.
He has repeatedly criticized the Saturday Night Live comedian online and even called the star a ‘idiot’ on Instagram after he paired up with Kim Kardashian.
Ye took it to the next level with the release of the Eazy video.
Captioning an illustration of a burning church on Instagram, he said: “Art is therapy just like this perspective.”
“Art is protected as a right to free speech. Art inspires and simplifies the world. Art is not meant to represent any evil or harm.
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“Any other suggestion about my art is false and ill-intentioned.”
He did not specifically name the track featuring The Game, in his post.
The song refers to the King of Staten Island actor, who dated Ye’s ex-wife Kim.
“God saved me from this bump / Just so I could beat Pete Davidson,” the rapper says in the song.
The music video features Kanye kidnapping Pete before the comedian is beheaded and buried alive.
“Everyone lives happily ever after,” the title tag in the video reads. “Except Who You Know.”
Ye’s nickname for the star, Skete, is crossed out after ‘except’.
After the clip was released, now deleted from his Instagram, rapper Stronger received a lot of criticism from worried fans.
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One Twitter user wrote: “Wow! Kanye west released a video showing He Buries Pete Davidson Alive, the Kanye west video really caused a stir, pete Davidson needs to sue and file a restraining order.”
Another agreed, writing: “You guys have seen the eazy kanye west music video, it’s so annoying. I hope pete has a lot of security guards because he needs to replenish at this time.”
Earlier that same day, Kim changed her name from Kardashian-West back to just Kardashian after a motion was made by a judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The reality star, who appeared by videolink at her hearing on Wednesday, made the request for the legal change in December.
She is said to have been upset by the clip.
“Kim thought it was way too violent and very upsetting,” a source said EVERYONE.
“She was really upset with Kanye that he was going to do this. She was completely over all of this and she wanted it to stop.”
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