The Donda artist shared a since-deleted photo on Instagram on August 8. The post included a fake The New York Times front page with the headline, “Skete Davidson Dead at Age 28.”
He also took a jab at Kid Cudi who was once a friend and collaborator but got into a feud earlier this year. He wrote, “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers.”
This isn’t new to fans because Ye has been very vocal about how he feels towards the former Saturday Night Live host. Pete and Kim started dating in November after her hosting stint on SNL where they shared an onscreen kiss. Right after the dating rumors started, the rapper has shared and later deleted several Instagram posts targeting Pete and the SKIMS founder with whom he shared four kids.
Further, he also expressed his ill feelings towards the comedian through his music. He once rapped about “beating Pete Davidson’s ass” and in February, he posted about “Skete”, his nickname for Pete, where he referred to him as a “d—khead.”
Ye apologized on February 15 for the posts he shared that seemed to harass his ex but he followed up with more posts on social media about the couple. Things got worse when Pete’s friend, Dave Sirus, shared on social media a text exchange between the rapper and the SNL star. In one text, Pete told Ye that he was “in bed with” the reality star.
Pete texted the rapper, “Yo it’s Skete. I’ve decided that I’m not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f—k up.”
Kanye responded, “Oh you using profanity. Where are you right now?” The comedian answered, “In bed with your wife” along with a selfie of him on a bed. In an earlier text exchange, he defended Kim by referring to her as “literally the best mother I’ve ever met.”
Kanye’s since-deleted posts also included accusations against The Kardashians star claiming that he wasn’t allowed to see their kids. His ranting caused his account to be suspended for 24 hours last March. His posts violated Meta’s policies because they include hate speech, bullying, and harassment.
After the suspension, Ye took a break from posting online and only returned with his latest post about Pete.