In the new “official animation video” for “Eazy,” Kanye West takes another shot at Pete Davidson.
Last week, he released a Claymation video on Instagram that showed him putting a bag over a caricature of Pete Davidson’s head. He then drives up the character and drives him out to an abandoned area where he buries him up to the neck and then decapitates him.
This new music video is a bit more graphic.
Kanye West Shows Skinned Monkey Pummeling ‘Skete’ Into The Ground
Disturbing skinned monkies are seen throughout the video, along with a burning house. Kanye also makes an appearance as a table and gets a tattoo of the words “Thug Life” on his stomach.
“God saved me from that crash so I could beat Pete Davidson’s a–,” Kanye raps as one of the skinned creatures beats up a character wearing a red sweatshirt that says “Skete.” Skete can be seen on the ground as the skinned monkey pummels his face over and over again.
Many fans actually didn’t seem to mind the graphic imagery. Some even seemed to enjoy it.
“The visuals make it really easy to resonate with the song,” one fan wrote.
“Love or hate him as a person. But can’t deny Kanye is artistically talented,” another commented. “Big shout out to The Game.”
“I’m glad Kanye put his face on a table before we did in memes,” another joked. “Love this song.”
“This song is just everything you want it to be and more,” another commented.
It remains to be seen what PETA will have to say about the disturbing skinned monkies, as they criticized him for it the visual image back in January.
PETA Calls Out Kanye West For Using Skinned Monkey In Music Video
The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that @kanyewest shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals.
— PETA (@peta) January 14, 2022
On January 14, Kanye posted a photo of a skinned primate to Instagram. The Game even changed his profile picture to show the skinned monkey. PETA took issue with the graphic imagery.
“The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that @kanyewest shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals, PETA tweeted. “Their lives aren’t easy when we abuse & kill them for food, experiments, clothing, or entertainment. #EndSpeciesism”
In an interview with Billboard, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said: “The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world and it makes it clear that when you remove the fur you can’t miss that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose – not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets.”
Although it remains to be seen what PETA has to say about his new video, it also remains to be seen what Pete Davidson will say, especially since this latest music video comes only days after Kanye insisted that his art is a form of therapy for him.
Kanye West Says ‘Art Is Not A Proxy For Any Ill Or Harm’
On Sunday, Kanye decided to abandon his all-caps approach to share a short message about the controversy generated by his recent music videos.
“Art is therapy just like this view,” Kanye wrote. “art is protected as freedom of speech. art inspires and simplifies the world. Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm. Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended 🖤”
The videos have some fans and friends concerned for Pete’s safety. One friend of the “SNL” comedian who watched the video told Page Six that “This is, for real, really scary.”
Although some of his friends may be worried about him, the “King of Staten Island” actor doesn’t seem to share the same concerns. He called Kanye’s video, which shows him kidnapping and burying a caricature of him, “hilarious.”
A source for Entertainment Tonight revealed that Davidson “finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical.” The source added, “He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.”
The source added that Pete “is not threatened by Kanye in any way, shape, or form.”