Kanye West Posts ‘Skete Davidson Dead’ Headline Following Pete and Kim Kardashian Breakup
Just days after it was revealed that Davidson and Kanye West's ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, had called it quits on their nine-month romance, the Chicago rap legend took to Instagram on Monday (August 8) to rub salt in the SNL comedian's wound. Kanye tweeted a spoof cover of The New York Times with the title "Skete Davidson Dead At 28."
"Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers," written in the newspaper's small print. Kanye West's Instagram post continues a campaign launched earlier this year against both guys.
Kanye recreated Davidson's decapitation in the video for his "EAZY" collaboration with The Game after Davidson began dating Kardashian in October, while regularly referring to him as "Skete" on social media.
Owing to his friendship with Davidson, Kid Cudi found himself in the crosshairs, with Kanye publicly removing him from his DONDA 2 album due to perceived disloyalty.
“I JUST WANTED MY FRIEND TO HAVE MY BACK. THE KNIFE JUST GOES IN DEEPER,” he wrote on Instagram in February. “THE REASON I ASKED CUDI TO AT THE LEAST SPEAK TO SKETE IS THAT FOR YEARS CUDI ALWAYS MADE IT SEEM LIKE IT WAS ME AND HIM AGAINST EVERYONE NOW THAT I'M FIGHTING FOR MY FAMILY HE IS NOT BY MY SIDE THIS IS BIGGER THAN MUSIC.”
The Cleveland native responded by calling Ye a "fucking dinosaur" and accusing him of "flipping the script and posting this lie just for a look on the internet." He later said that he will no longer collaborate with his former G.O.O.D. Music CEO and Kids See Ghosts collaborator.
Kanye West's assaults on Davidson and others led to the suspension of his Instagram account in March, with the social media company claiming he violated their standards on hate speech, harassment, and bullying.
New Kanye post on IG 💀😭 Thoughts 💭 🤔 pic.twitter.com/r9t6rFSrYL— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) August 8, 2022