TIMELINE: How Kanye West-Pete Davidson feud descended into racist slurs and thinly-veiled threats
Many are clued in to the drama that has ensued ever since Kanye West and Kim Kardashian decided to separate. Kanye ratcheted up the tension when Kim decided that she would be moving on with comedian Pete Davidson as her new partner. From bashing up Davidson on social media (nicknaming him Skete) to releasing a diss track, in the video of which he is seen beating up and burying an animated version of the SNL comedian, Kanye has been relentless in his wish to have Kim back.
While Davidson maintained radio silence to this assault from Kanye for a long time, he finally seemed to have lost his patience and replied back in harsh words.
Kim K, 41, and Pete, 28, despite their age gap are proving that love has no age. The couple has been getting along really well, and which no doubt has triggered Ye further. To overshadow his ex-wife and her new guy, Ye apart from his social media shenanigans has been seen with many women. To illustrate his actions better, here is a short timeline of the beef between Ye and Davidson.
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February 19, 2021: Kim K and Ye file for divorce
Kim and Ye’s seven-year marriage comes to an end. Their four kids are being taken care of by Kim K as of now. Kim mentioned Ye having a “bipolar episode” after he said on Twitter, “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek [Mill] at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform.’” Ye also blamed Kim for forcing him to a mental health institute. If he voluntarily decided to divorce Kim, why did he start a fight with Pete? Something to think about. Anyway, moving on!
October 9, 2021: Saturday Night Live
Something was up between the couple was evident on this Saturday Night Live show, where the couple acted as Aladdin and Jasmine and exchanged a kiss.
November 4, 2021: Ye still thinks he didn’t divorce Kim
Despite the divorce proceedings, Ye said, “SNL making my wife say ‘I divorced him’ on TV because they just wanted to get that bar off.” He added, “I ain’t ever even seen the papers. We’re not even divorced… That ain’t no joke to me. My kids want their parents to stay together. I want us to be together.” But Ye never mentioned Pete so far.
November 18, 2021: Pete and Kim K announce their relationship
Finally, Pete announced that he and Kim are a thing after he broke up with his girlfriend Phoebe Dynevor. Pete and Kim were spotted holding hands at his 28th birthday party which was held at Kim’s mother Kris Jenner’s home.
January 6th, 2022: Ye and Julia Fox become a thing
After announcing the divorce, Ye was spotted with many women but nothing made headlines until he met Julia Fox. Fox even mentioned in an interview that she felt “instant connection” with Ye. But after a month of dinner dates and romance, Julia and Ye split.
January 15, 2022: Ye releases diss track 'Eazy'
Ye released a song called ‘Eazy’ where he mercilessly dissed Pete Davidson. One line from the diss track went, “Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass”, which evidently shows the song is for Pete. In the same week, Ye got into a physical altercation with a fan.
February 4, 2022: Kim slams Ye
Ye, who is known for deleting his Instagram posts, once announced that his ex-wife’s parenting skills are bad. Kim K, who had had enough, counter-attacked, saying, “As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver of our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision — because it brings her happiness.”
February 12, 2022: Ye and Kid Cudi argue
As Kid Cudi is a friend of Pete Davidson, Ye openly said that he won’t be featured in his album ‘Donda 2’. Despite Kid Cudi and Ye being good friends and collaborators, Ye’s pettiness at Kid Cudi being Pete’s friend was bashed by fans. Kid Cudi also shared his opinion by stating, “Too bad I don’t want to be on ur album u f**kin dinosaur hahaha.”
February 13, 2022: Watch the Phone
Ye went mad on this day right before Valentine’s Day. He posted around 50 posts mocking both Kim and Pete. Ye also taunted Pete’s friendship with Machine Gun Kelly and encouraged his fans to harass Pete.
March 2nd, 2022: ‘Eazy’ music video comes
Ye dropped a video for ‘Eazy’ diss track where viewers can see him kidnap an animated Pete and bury him alive. Ye also wrote on Instagram, “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….Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended 🖤.”
March 10, 2022: Ye releases another ‘Eazy’ video version
After the previous version, he released an even more bizarre video of ‘Eazy’ where we can see a CGI Kanye brutally beating a CGI version of Pete Davidson. People started to worry about Ye's mental health.
March 13, 2022: Pete finally slams back
After all the one-sided mockery, Pete finally responded to the 44-year-old by texting him. Pete said, “Grow the f**k up” and added, “I’ve decided I’m not gonna let you treat us like this anymore and I’m done being quiet.” When Ye responded to this text by asking where Pete was, Pete replied, “In bed with your wife,” alongside a shirtless selfie.
Despite his snapback, Pete offered Ye that they should “talk it out” and end it. Pete said, “I have your back even though you treat me like shit because I want everything to be smooth.” Pete concluded, “But if you continue to press me like you have the past 6 months I’m gonna stop being nice.”