Just when we thought Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might finally be see eye to eyethings got a little complicated.
As you probably already know, Kim and her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, broken last week after nine months of dating.
Shortly after the news surfaced on Friday night, fans turned their attention to Ye, who throughout the high-profile relationship has made it clear that he has hopes of rekindle his marriage with Kim.
On Monday, Ye finally gave fans the reaction they’ve been waiting for, posting on Instagram to mark the death of “Skete Davidson” – “Skete” being the name he started using in reference to Pete when he started started posting about the comedian on the platform in February.
In response to the breakup, Ye shared a photoshopped image of a New York Times cover, bearing the words: “SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT 28”.
After being live on her account for around four hours and racking up thousands of comments during that time, the post has since been deleted.
Ye’s statement caused great concern among fans, marking the latest in a series of online attacks targeting Pete since the start of the year, with several making reference to his death or causing physical harm.
If you need a reminder, Ye de Pete’s public harassment started in Januarywhen he released a new song, “Eazy,” in which he threatened to “beat [his] ass.”
This was followed by a slew of Instagram posts in the following months, where Ye called Pete “trash” and “asshole”, and even shared their text messages stating that the Saturday Night Live the star would “never” meet his and Kim’s children.
He posted a screenshot of Kim’s text with a caption that many interpreted as a threat of violence. “AT MY WIFE’S REQUEST, PLEASE NO ONE DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL IN SKETE, I WILL HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF,” the caption read.
Despite Kim’s pleas, things only got worse over the next few weeks after Kanye posted a Musical clip for “Eazy”.
The video – which dropped a day after Kim was declared legally single March 2 – depicts Ye kidnapping and decapitating a clay version of Pete, ending with the message: “EVERYONE HAS LIVED HAPPY FOREVER EXCEPT SKETE.”
The disturbing footage was a final straw for many fans, with some calling on Pete to take legal action against Ye.
It was later revealed in leaked text messages that Pete confronted Ye privately, criticizing the rapper for his behavior and calling on him to “grow up.”
“I support you even if you treat me like shit because I want everything to go well. But if you keep rushing me like you have for the past 6 months, I will stop being nice,” Pete wrote to Ye.
And now, after Ye’s latest hit, reports claim that Pete has made the decision to seek therapy to help him cope with online harassment from Kim’s ex and her boyfriend. legion of supporters.
On Monday, a source informed People that Pete has been in “trauma therapy” since early April, “largely” due to “threatening messages” from Ye in February and March.
“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete]and he had to seek help,” the insider revealed, adding, “Moving forward, he just wants to focus on his career.”
The source also claimed that Pete has no regrets in his decision to pursue a romantic relationship with Kim, adding that “she was just supportive of him.”
With that in mind, other insiders have emerged to say it was Kim who influenced Ye to delete the post, saying she was “not okay with this type of behavior and will not tolerate his relatives are treated like that.
“She repeatedly asked him to delete the post,” the insider shared with AND! new In Monday. “She will always protect Pete.”
They went on to say that the breakup was particularly difficult for Kim and that Ye’s post only made things more upsetting and “tested her mentally.”
Ye’s comment on Kim and Pete’s breakup came shortly after he and Kim finally co-parented easily after months of tension between the exes.
On August 4, a source close to the former couple said We Weekly that they are “very civil with each other and that at the moment there are no problems”.
After being banned from Instagram for 24 hours in March, Ye took a “difference» during which he was rumored having sought “behavioral” treatment.
Neither Kim nor Pete have officially addressed their split or Ye’s reaction, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they do.