When Kanye West released the single “Eazy” on January 15, it quickly went viral for its intimate details of his split from Kim Kardashian, as well as an absurdist couplet seeming threatening Pete Davidson: “God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass,” Kanye raps, referencing his traumatic 2002 car accident in Los Angeles. The song also features lyrics about West’s divorce proceedings, which Kardashian originally filed for in February 2021. “N***a, we havin’ the best divorce ever / If we go to court, we’ll go to court together / Matter of fact, pick up your sis, we’ll go to Kourt’s together.”
On March 2, West posted an accompanying music video to Instagram. In it, a claymation version of Kanye kidnaps and buries a claymation version of what appears to be Davidson alive, growing roses around him and later piling them into a truck (likely an allusion to the truck full of roses West sent Kardashian on Valentine’s Day). In other scenes, the Kanye character carries what appears to be the Davidson character’s severed head. Live-action Kanye occasionally appears in the video, albeit while wearing an opaque black mask.
Interstitial cards at the end of the clip read, “Everyone lived happily ever after. Except you know who. JK, he’s fine.” The name “Skete”—a derisive nickname West gave to Davidson in a string of social media posts—is also shown crossed outs.
Kardashian has been romantically involved with Davidson since last October. At one point, West encouraged fans who saw the couple in public to “scream” at Davidson and say “KimYe Forever.” In late February, West posted a series of antagonistic memes and comments about Davidson, eventually bragging about having “ran” Davidson off of Instagram.
Previously, Kanye had shared a now-deleted apology, in which he admitted that sharing screenshots of private text messages “came off as harassing Kim,” and acknowledged that his penchant for writing in all-caps could be seen as abrasive. West had also posted a message Kardashian sent warning that because of his public outbursts, “someone will hurt Pete and this will all be your fault.”
But West’s latest album, Donda 2, appears to be filled with lyrical references to Kardashian and Davidson. The song “Security” contains dig at Davidson and the rumors that he had hired extra security following Kanye’s comments. On “We Did It Kid,” Migos member Offset raps about “helping ‘Ye find Kim,” while Ye makes a comment about sending “100 goons to SNL” on his Fivio Foreign collab “City of Gods,” and criticizes Kardashian’s parenting on “True Love.” Kardashian has not publicly commented on the video, but the same day it dropped, she was declared legally single by a Los Angeles judge, a request she had filed months prior.