Kanye West has renewed his public attack of Pete Davidson with a second video for his collaboration with The Game, ‘Eazy’.
In an initial claymation clip for the video shared on his Instagram page last Wednesday (March 2), West was seen to bury the ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian alive, as part of an ongoing feud sparked by Davidson’s new relationship with West’s soon-to-be-ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.
The video attracted widespread condemnation, with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn among a slew of stars to offer Davidson public backing. Undeterred, though, West has now released a second video, in which he again is seen to visit violence upon Davidson.
Posted to The Game’s YouTube channel yesterday, the new, crudely-animated video for ‘Eazy’ sees the skinned monkey from the track’s artwork punching a figure who’s face is blurred, but who wears a hoodie with the word ‘skete’ written across it – West’s derogatory nickname for Davidson.
The moment in question arrives as West delivers the line “God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass.” West’s repeated public threats against Davidson in recent weeks were cited in Kardashian’s application last week (March 2) to have her divorce from West accelerated; the rapper acquiesced, citing his children’s welfare, and Kardashian was declared legally single.
However, he has continued to attack Davidson in the days since, primarily via the two ‘Eazy’ videos. In response to the first, Gunn, who worked with Davidson on last year’s ‘The Suicide Squad’, said on Twitter: “For the record, Pete Davidson is one of the nicest, sweetest guys I know. A truly generous, tender & funny spirit, he treats everyone around him with respect.”
Davidson has yet to make public comment on the ‘Eazy’ videos. West defended the first of them on Sunday (March 6) in an Instagram post, saying “art is therapy just like this view. art is protected as freedom of speech. art inspires and simplifies the world. art is not a proxy for any ill or harm.”
Meanwhile, West shared a new poem, ‘DEAD’, yesterday (March 9), in which he reflects on a hypothetical scenario in which he has died without being aware of it.
“I found out one day at the newsstand in purgatory / there was a front page article of my murderers story/ I was so surprised at what it said/ This info is for the living/ And surprise… You’re DEAD,” read the closing lines of the poem. In a rambling Instagram caption accompanying it, West said “I will not explain this new piece for the explanation destroys the mystery and magic of true love and puts it in a box that can be counted.”