Kanye’s Recent Instagram Rants Garner Concern

Kanye West broadcasts social media posts harassing Pete Davidson, prompting a 24-hour Instagram account ban


Kay Copeland

The recent “Kimye” drama has the internet divided. Is Kanye obsessive or justified in his words and actions?

If you’ve browsed the internet at all in recent weeks, you’ve inevitably seen one of the many public feuds initiated by Kanye West, following his finalized divorce from Kim Kardashian.

West has brought up issues regarding his and Kardashian’s children – particularly expressing dissatisfaction with their daughter North West having a TikTok account, despite the fact that the account is managed by her mother and has comments disabled. 

West recently took to Instagram with a now-deleted screenshot of his daughter’s TikTok video, in which she lip-syncs to “Emo Girl” by Machine Gun Kelly. “I told y’all before about this TikTok stuff. Now my 8-year-old on here singing she fell in love with an emo girl,” West wrote in an Instagram caption. “Leftists don’t want fathers to have no say in our children’s lives… I got a voice and I’m not having this.” 

“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create,” Kardashian wrote in an Instagram story post, responding to a past complaint from West regarding TikTok.  

For the most part, Kardashian has not publicly responded to West’s claims. In the past, she has expressed that she wanted “a healthy co-parenting relationship” since the two split, but was saddened that “Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.”

Last month, West began posting statements and photos degrading his ex-wife’s current boyfriend, Pete Davidson. Referring to Davidson as “Skete,” West’s demeaning comments have continued to grow in intensity. 

A now-deleted Instagram caption from West urging fans if they see Davidson in person to “scream at the loser” and “say Kimye forever.” (via @kanyewest on Instagram)

“I’m really concerned that SKETE will get my kids’ mom hooked on drugs,” West recently posted. “He’s in rehab every two months.” 

“Yet another reason why SKETE gotta stay away from my children,” West also wrote with an attached article detailing inappropriate jokes made by Davidson during a comedy sketch. “SKETE you not built for this… Apologize to your family for being in your family.” 

What especially concerned fans was the music video for West’s new song “Eazy”, in which he depicts a claymation-style Davidson being kidnapped, buried alive and decapitated. West posted a screenshot from the video with the caption, “Y’all ready for Coachella[?]” 

This back-and-forth caught the attention of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who recently spoke on the matter during a segment. “What [Kardashian] is going through is terrifying to watch, and it shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave,” Noah commented. “All I’m saying about this story is, if Kim cannot escape this, Kim Kardashian, if she cannot escape this, then what chance do normal women have?”

West responded to Noah by calling him racist slurs in an Instagram caption. His account promptly faced a 24-hour suspension for violating Instagram’s policies on hate speech, harassment, and bullying. His account has since been reinstated. 

Following this temporary suspension, a representative of West confirmed that he had been dropped from performing at the upcoming Grammy Awards due to his “concerning online behavior.” 

Despite the ongoing drama, one feud seems to have been resolved between West and Kardashian. On Sunday, March 27, the pair was photographed together attending their son’s soccer game in what sources report as an “amicable” outing.

While the storm has seemingly subsided, West’s degrading claims have left an everlasting mark on his closest family, friends, collaborators and fans. He’s gone to such great lengths because he “loves his family,” but he has adversely tarnished them with his undignified and extemporaneous remarks and actions. 

Domestic violence is not merely physical violence – it is any behavior with the purpose of gaining power and control over a partner or intimate family member. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Please don’t suffer in silence. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: call 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788