Kanye West has drawn backlash after sharing his music video for his track “Easy” with The Game.
he music video, released this week, shows the rapper burying a cartoon character who bears a close resemblance to Pete Davidson.
It comes after the rapper, who legally changed his name to Ye last year, repeatedly shared derogatory posts about Saturday Night Live star Davidson on social media.
The comedian is currently dating Ye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who on Wednesday granted her request to be declared legally single by a judge.
Davidson is mentioned in the track’s lyrics, with Ye stating, “God saved me from the crash just so I could punch Pete Davidson in the ass.”
Many viewers expressed their uneasiness over the Grammy Award winner’s new video.
“I just need to know that Pete Davidson is okay because Kanye Claymation is disturbing,” one person wrote.
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Another added, “Kanye’s Pete Davidson song is the most disturbing music video I’ve ever seen.”
“The obsession that Kanye has with Pete Davidson is quite disturbing at this point,” agreed one user.
Another wrote, “Kanye’s obsession with Pete Davidson is just scary at this point.”
The video contains sound stop motion. At one point, a character seemingly modeled after Ye can be seen dragging a bound body across the floor.
A bag is then removed from the prisoner’s face, revealing a figure that many viewers have observed bears a resemblance to Davidson.
The cartoon Ye sprinkles rose seeds over the character’s face. Later in the video, roses sprout from his head, which are loaded onto a pickup truck.
At the end of the video, a message appears on the screen that reads: “EVERYBODY LIVES HAPPILY EVER AFTER.”
Another slide bears the words: “EXCEPT SKETE” – the derogatory nickname Ye previously used to refer to Davidson. However, the word “Skete” is crossed out and replaced with “YOU KNOW WHO”.
“JK HE’S FINE,” the rapper adds in a final frame.
“Eazy” wasn’t the only track on his last album (Donda 2) that referenced Davidson.
In the track “Security,” the rapper alludes to “compromising Davidson’s security” by suggesting he stands “between a man and his kids.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/kanye-west-sparks-backlash-with-music-video-in-which-he-buries-kim-kardashians-boyfriend-pete-davidson-41409046.html Kanye West sparks backlash with a music video in which he ‘buries’ Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson