Kanye West’s second music video for Eazy sees Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson being brutally attacked by a skinned monkey in gory animated scenes.
It comes after the rapper, 44, declared war on his estranged wife’s partner, 28, by burying his clay replica alive and decapitating him in the single’s previous visual.
In the shocking new showpiece for his collaboration with The Game, a blurred-out character wearing a ‘Skete’ hoodie was battered by the grisly animal.
What?! Kanye West’s second music video for Eazy sees Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson being brutally attacked by a skinned monkey in gory animated scenes
The musician continually refers to Pete as ‘Skete’ as a disparaging nickname, though the meaning of moniker remains unclear.
The grisly fictional assault took place against a fire engine during the night while the Famous songster watched on.
Meanwhile, the Grammy winner says in his lyrics: ‘God saved me from that crash just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s a*s.’
Despite the horrifying jibes, the Saturday Night Live star’s energy allegedly isn’t allowing Kanye to get to him despite several attempts to get under his skin.
Oh no! The grisly fictional assault took place against a fire engine during the night while the Famous songster (right) watched on (pictured with The Game, left)
Wow! In the shocking new showpiece for his collaboration with The Game, a blurred-out character wearing a ‘Skete’ hoodie was battered by the grisly animal
Pete has been keeping a level head despite the artist’s troubling social media posts about him and disturbing music video where he appeared to bury a claymation version of him for new track Eazy.
A source close to his girlfriend Kim told People: ‘Pete is being as calm and cool as possible, but it’s not a comfortable thing.
‘This is not his scene. He’s a very cool and chill guy.’
Last month it all came to a head when Kanye shared screenshots from Kim where she pleaded with him to stop putting her current beau Pete in danger.
Enemies: The musician continually refers to Pete as ‘Skete’ as a disparaging nickname, though the meaning of moniker remains unclear
Keeping his cool: Despite the horrifying jibes, the Saturday Night Live star’s energy allegedly isn’t allowing Kanye to get to him despite several attempts to get under his skin
The Jesus Walks hitmaker shared a shot from the 2001 film Baby Boy on February 14, in which Ving Rhames puts Tyrese Gibson in a violent chokehold, writing, ‘UPON MY WIFE’S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF.’
He posted a series of screenshot of texts from Kim saying he was making things uncomfortable for the SNL star.
In the texts, the reality star said, West was ‘creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will be all your fault,’ later saying, ‘There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be.’
The Can’t Tell Me Nothing rapper replied to his estranged wife via text, ‘I will always do everything to protect you and our family forever. And I listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete.’
Loved up: A source close to his girlfriend Kim said: ‘Pete is being as calm and cool as possible, but it’s not a comfortable thing’
In a subsequent post, Kim asked the Heartless vocalist why he couldn’t keep any of their conversations private, to which he responded, ‘Cause I got a text from my favorite person in the world.’
The Bound 2 rapper continued to his former partner, ‘I’m your number one fan … Why wouldn’t I tell everyone!!!!’
In his attack the previous day, Kanye called Pate a ‘d***head’ and shared a screengrab of his private text to him.
The comedian had texted the rapper: ‘…you as a man I’d never get in the way of your children. That’s a promise. How you guys go about raising your kids is your business and not mine. I do hope [some] day I can meet them and we can all be friends.’
Kanye – who suffers from bipolar disorder – shared a snap of Pete with his friend Machine Gun Kelly in their underwear captioned: ‘No you will never meet my children.’
He had ‘no comment’ about a rumor that Ariana Grande ended her four-month engagement to Davidson over him allegedly sending intimate photos of the pair to her ex Mac Miller before his 2018 death.
The fashion designer seemed especially outraged that the Staten Island native – who’s in the process of lasering off all 100 of his tattoos – once had his ‘hero’ Hillary Clinton inked on his calf.
Gruesome: Last week Kanye debuted a disturbing music video where he appeared to bury a claymation version of Pete for new track Eazy
‘When I tag people I’m just putting together the web. There are a group of people who run media and the election. Thank god for free speech.
‘Look at this d***head. I wonder if Instagram gonna shut down my page for dissing [Hillary] Clinton’s ex boyfriend.’
The Yeezy founder added: ‘Y’all seen that tattoo but if I speak up then I’m crazy. I told you not going to use that one no more when a garbage man goes to work he gonna smell like trash but it’s time to take the trash out the house…You can Google the Hillary thing I’m not making this s*** up.’
He later admitted that his recent behavior towards estranged wife Kim ‘came off’ as him ‘harassing’ the reality star.
In an Instagram post on February 15, the rapper pledged to work on his communication after he posted a series of screenshots that contained threats directed at Pete.
Bizarre: In the controversial music video a clay-animated version of Kanye is seen kidnapping a claymation Pete and burying him alive
‘I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability,’ the rapper stated in a lengthy mea culpa.
Over the weekend it was reported that Pete was unfazed by Kanye’s latest stunt for his disturbing music video for new song Eazy where the rapper appears to bury a clay-animated version of Pete alive.
A source told Page Six ‘He finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical.’
The insider added that the comedian is flattered by the attention. ‘He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.’
The source went on to note that the State Island native – born Peter Michael Davidson – is ‘not threatened by Kanye in any way, shape or form.’
Amused: Pete reportedly thinks Kanye’s music video where he is seen burying a clay-animated version of Pete alive is ‘hysterical’ (pictured in 2021)
The comedian is also using Ye’s online outbursts to grow his relationship with his Kim.
‘He’s using this to grow in more ways than one, including for himself and his relationship with Kim. He is turning all of the negativity into a positive thing.’
In the controversial music video a clay-animated version of Kanye is seen kidnapping a claymation Pete, putting a bag over his head before tying him up and throwing him on the back of an all-terrain vehicle.
The cartoon Kanye then buries Pete alive, keeping his head above the dirt and growing roses on it.
Kanye ended the clip with a direct message to the Saturday Night Live star: ‘Everyone lived happily ever after, except Skete’ before crossing out the name and writing, ‘You know who.’
Not scared: A source said: ‘He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him’ and he is ‘not threatened by Kanye in any way, shape or form’ (Kanye is pictured in February 2022)
In the song – which features The Game – Kanye is also heard rapping about ‘beating Pete Davidson’s a**.’
The funnyman reportedly felt the same way when he first heard the song, with a source telling Page Six at the time, ‘Pete thinks it’s totally hilarious. Not just that — he thinks the whole [tabloid drama with him, West and Kardashian] is hilarious. He loves it.’
This isn’t the first time he’s mentioned Pete on a song. In his verse on Fivio Foreign’s new track, City of Gods, Kanye raps, ‘This afternoon, a hundred goons pullin’ up to SNL.’
One person not amused by it all is Kim, who is said to be ‘furious’ over the video and thinks that it’s ‘way too violent.’
A source told PEOPLE, ‘She’s really upset with Kanye that he’d do this. She’s completely over all of this and she wants it to stop.’
The KKW Beauty founder – who shares kids North, eight, Chicago, four, Saint, six, and Psalm, two, with Kanye – began dating Pete after she hosted SNL on October 9.
Kim – who filed for divorce from Kanye last year – got one step closer to regaining her freedom amid the contentious divorce when a judge approved her request to be declared legally single last Wednesday.
She has also since removed ‘West’ from all her social media platforms, reverting back to her maiden name.
Legally single: Kim filed for divorce from Kanye last year and got her request to be declared legally single approved by a judge last Wednesday; Kim and Kanye pictured in 2016