Kim, Kanye, Pete and a Claymation Funeral

Marisol Orlina, Reporter

This last Friday, Kanye West released a brand-new song titled “Eazy”, featuring The Game. The music video was used to reflect West’s latest obstacles, including his recent split from ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and her budding romance with comedian Pete Davidson.

The events leading up to this emotional peak began almost one decade ago, when Kardashian and West confirmed their romantic relationship through West’s Grammy winning song “Cold.”

“And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim,” West said in the famous song he dropped April 17, 2012.

Following their public reveal, in Dec. 2012, Kardashian and West announced they were expecting a child. On June 15, 2013, the pair welcomed their daughter North West into the world.

Kardashian and West continued to date until Oct. 2013, when the singer proposed at the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium.

The infamous couple went on to stay married for nearly seven years. During that time Kardashian and West had three more children, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

Where is Davidson’s introduction in the story? That requires a whole new timeline.

At rapper Kid Cudi’s birthday on Jan. 19, 2019, Davidson met the then married Kardashian-West couple. A few days afterwards, while on The Tonight Show, Davidson mentions the two were “the cutest couple ever.”

Over a year and half later, in July 2020, the Kardashian-West couple began their home stretch towards divorce.

During West’s presidential campaign, he began sharing familial information with the public. This included details such as him previously wanting to abort his first born North.

According to an Us Weekly source, West’s revealing confession crossed the line, and brought feelings of hopelessness to the family.

For the next five months, the couple carried a happy, yet modest, public image. In August, reporters were informed the couple was taking time to support West’s mental health, considering he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for the past four years.

Overtime, the publicity of the husband and wife’s romantic image declined. By the 2021 new year, it was confirmed the Kardashian West marriage was finished.

“Kim and Kanye haven’t been on the same page for a while now,” a U.S. Weekly source said.

Rumors of their split began once Kardashian stopped wearing her wedding ring in November 2020. However, comments like this proved the suspicions to be true.

The reality star officially filed for divorce Feb. 2021. Trailing the legal action, Kardashian requested joint legal and physical custody of all four of the Kardashian-West children, along with the termination of spousal support.

In the following months, Kardashian was spotted at her soon-to-be ex-husband’s multiple launch parties for West’s new album “Donda.”

“Kanye will always be the most inspirational person to me,” Kardashian said in a Wallstreet interview. Even after their split, Kardashian remained as supportive as ever.

Somewhere in the divorce mix however, SNL star Pete Davidson pops up again.

Oct. 9, 2021, Kardashian hosts an episode of the skit comedy TV show Saturday Night Live. Here she met and interacted with the SNL crew and actors, one of those being Davidson.

The episode began with a self-aware and comedic monologue from the influencer. Here she reminisces on her past, even poking fun at her recent divorce.

“I married the best rapper of all time. Not only that be he is the richest black man in America. A talented, legit, genius who gave me four incredible kids,” Kardashian said while opening up the show. “So, when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing: his personality.”

Later in the episode, after Kardashian’s comedic entrance, she and Davidson share a sketch. It was a satirical retelling of Disney’s “Aladdin” in which the not-yet couple shared a scripted kiss.

After Davidson and Kardashian’s first interaction, romance rumors started to spiral. These were only further fueled after the two were spotted sharing multiple leisure outings together.

After the two had been continuously caught by paparazzi, fans were sure Davidson and Kardashian were an official couple.

Speculations were confirmed in an interview with Davidson by People. “If I’m off [of work] I either hang with my friends or chill with my girlfriend.” Davidson said, revealing that he and Kardashian are now on a boyfriend-girlfriend basis.

As Davidson and Kardashian’s romance continued, West’s involvement only worsened. It began with backhanded tweets and interviews in which West expressed his desire to rekindle his and Kardashian’s marriage.

“My kids want their parents to say together. I want their parents – I want us to be together,” West said in an interview on Revolt’s “Drink Champs.”

However, with time, West’s expression became aggressive and personal.

“If you see Skete in real life scream at the loser at the top of your lungs and say Kimye forever,” West said in a tweet. This was one of many messages he’d be sending to Davidson in the upcoming weeks.

Later on, after other instances of harassment, Kardashian reached out to her ex-husband looking for peace.

West replied with stubborn temper, and instead of compromising, posted his and allegedly Kardashian’s personal texts to his Instagram for the world to see.

This invasion of personal space only created more tension between the ex-lovers.

“Why can’t you keep any of your conversations private?” Kardashian said in another shared
screenshot of West and his ex-wife’s texts.

The artist chose to respond in a salty manner once again. “Because I got a text from my favorite person in the world,” West said. “Why wouldn’t I tell everyone.”

Back-and-fourths between West, Davidson, and Kardashian continued up until this week, when West’s involvement took a turn.

“Eazy,” West’s new song, came with a music video that was not just strange because of the claymation. It was a production in which West chose to have his video persona bury Pete Davidson alive.

This depiction has caused uproar throughout the online community and has fans questioning the seriousness of West’s words.

Many fear West intended to threaten Davidson with the “Eazy” music video, whereas others support West and see it as an act of expression rather than an act of violence.

“Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm,” West wrote in an Instagram post from March 7. “Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal-intended.”

Nevertheless, as the weeks drag on, the tension between West and Kardashian only grows. How much longer before someone snaps? The internet is unsure. Especially after the unexpectedness of Davidson’s Claymation funeral.