Kanye West’s music video for his new track “Eazy” appears to show a claymation version of the rapper kidnapping the SNL star and burying him alive.
The video was posted to West’s Instagram account last week on Wednesday, the exact same day that a judge declared Kim Kardashian officially legally single in their ongoing divorce.
“Eazy” is a collaboration with fellow rapper The Game, and West’s lyrics on the song have received a lot of criticism and concern from people on social media.
The track was released back in January and West’s lyrics say, “God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass.”
Pete Davidson no longer has a social media presence, after getting hounded off of Instagram recently by West’s fans posting harassing comments on his page. But according to a source speaking to ET Online, the SNL star “finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical.”
“He finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical,” the source went on. “He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.”
Furthermore, the anonymous source says Davidson “is not threatened by Kanye in any way, shape or form,” adding that he is “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.”
Kim Kardashian, however, showed support for her boyfriend in a couple of subtle ways.
This support included liking a tweet from “The Suicide Squad” director James Gunn which praised Davidson’s character. Kardashian rarely likes tweets, and so folks were quick to notice.
“For the record, Pete Davidson is one of the nicest, sweetest guys I know,” the director wrote. “A truly generous, tender & funny spirit, he treats everyone around him with respect.”
Some users were quick to accuse Davidson of being two-faced, saying, “That’s cool but just because someone acts nice around you don’t mean he’s goin to be the same person all through out. People are opportunist.”
Gunn responded to these rumor-mongering tweets, saying, “No shit. But I’ve been on set with Pete & I see how he treats all of the crew & background actors. I’ve been to restaurants & see how he treats the staff. I’ve seen how he treats his longtime friends. I’ve seen how he treats fans.”
On top of liking Gunn’s original tweet, Kardashian also went on to remove the last name “West” from all of her social media accounts.