Kanye West has come under fire for mocking up a fake New York Times newspaper front page announcing Pete Davidson’s ‘death’, just two days after the SNL star split from Kanye’s ex-wife Kim.
Kanye, 45, now just has one post on his Instagram grid which reads: ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28,’ – a celebration of Pete’s dead relationship status with Kim, 41, rather than 28-year-old Pete’s life status. [Kanye nicknames Pete Skete].
The newspaper has Monday’s date and also a tagline which reads: Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers.’
This is in reference to Kid Cudi, 38, cutting his headline set at Rolling Loud short on July 22 due to people throwing bottles at him. He filled in for Kanye at the last minute but then Kanye turned up later anyway and performed.
Kanye, who goes by the name of Ye was close friends with Cudi since the mid 2010s and while they’ve had a rocky friendship, they were said to have fallen out again this year due to his friendship with Pete.
While some fans were amused by the post, namely the Kid Cudi reference, others called Kanye out for the inappropriate nature.
They wrote in the comments: ‘Take this down god. you’re free to rise above. love you.’
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