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Judging by his lyrics, Kanye West has never been a fan of SNL – and that was way before Pete Davidson entered the scene.
His hatred only amplified when he discovered the comedian was dating his ex-wife and mother of his four children, Kim Kardashian, which kickstarted Kanye's one-sided battle against "Skete."
On Sunday, a series of screenshots were shared to Dave Sirus's Instagram account, which the comedian has reportedly used in the past. The conversation showed a thread of text messages between the comedian and West.
"Where are you right now?" Kanye quizzed, to which Pete bragged: "In bed with your wife." The 28-year-old also sent a sarcastic selfie lying in bed holding up a peace sign.
Pete Davidson\u2019s friend, Dave Sirus, shares text conversation between between Pete and Kanye West.pic.twitter.com/lxAf4xhyd0
2019: Pete has dinner with Kanye for Kid Cudi's birthday
Kid Cudi is a mutual friend of both the rapper and comedian.
In January 2019, Kim Kardashian shared a photo from Kid Cudi's birthday, which showed her ex-husband and now-partner in attendance. Pete opened up about the experience on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, saying he offered to cover the bill before discovering more people were joining, such as Timothée Chalamet, West, and Kardashian.
In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, West said he was there when the romance began to blossom.
"This is for anybody that's going through a separation. People intentionally do things to be mean and to hurt you and they be playing games, and culturally it's OK. How are you gonna bring me to SNL and kiss the dude you dating right in front of me?" the rapper said.
January 2022: Kanye disses Pete in new song "Eazy"
"God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson's ass (Who?)," he raps on the track.
Radar Online reported that the comedian allegedly hired extra security amid the threats. "Pete isn't worried about Kanye, but he is concerned about the massive fanbase that Kanye has. His devoted followers listen to his songs and act upon them. That's why Pete is now using security."
February 2022: Kanye takes it out on Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi got dragged into the mess because West didn't appreciate him being friends with the comedian.
"Just so everyone knows, Cudi will not be on Donda because he's friends with you know who."
Cudi hit back and said: "Too bad I don't want to be on your album, you f**kin' dinosaur hahaha everyone knows I've been the best thing about your albums since I met you."
West later shared a photo from the 2019 birthday dinner with a giant red cross over Cudi's face: "I JUST WANTED MY FRIEND TO HAVE MY BACK THE KNIFE JUST GOES IN DEEPER," he captioned the post.
February 2022: Kanye shares text from Pete and gives him the nickname "Skete"
In February, the nickname "Skete" was born.
Kanye West shares edited \u2018Captain America: Civil War\u2019 poster on Instagram featuring:\n\n\u2022 Drake\n\u2022 Julia Fox \n\u2022 Travis Scott\n\u2022 Future\n\u2022 Pete Davidson\n\u2022 Kim Kardashian\n\u2022 Kid Cudi\n\u2022 Billie Eilish\n\u2022 Taylor Swiftpic.twitter.com/1KERuYiYfA
Kanye shared a screenshot of a message he received from Pete, which read: "And you as a man. I'd never get in the way of your children. It's a promise. How you guys go about raising your children is your business, not mine. I do hope one day I can meet them and we can all be friends."
The rapper captioned to the since-deleted post: "No, you will never meet my children."
February 2022: Kanye brings in Ariana Grande and late rapper Mac Miller into the mix
In the run-up to his Donda 2 album, West shared a headline that suggested that when the comedian was engaged to Ariana Grande, he "sent intimate photos with Ariana" to her ex, the late Mac Miller.
Kanye West shares post about Ariana Grande\u2019s relationships with Pete Davidson & Mac Miller.pic.twitter.com/eY9tE3t38j
The following day, Grande's brother told TMZ: "I mean, listen, I've never heard of that in my life,"
"But listen, Kanye loves to stir the pot so nothing that he says ever surprises me at all. I wish nothing but the best to him, to his family, to Pete, and to everyone involved. Especially on today, which is Valentine's Day, which is such a good day to spread love."
February 2022: Kanye urges fans to harass Pete, then says not to
"IF ANYONE LOVES ME AND MY FAMILY IF YOU SEE SKETE IN REAL LIFE SCREAM AT THE LOOSER AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS AND SAY KIMYE FOREVER," the rapper captioned a post the day before Valentine's Day.
The following day, he restricted and said: "UPON MY WIFE'S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF."
Kanye West shares text message from Kim Kardashian, where she asks him to stop creating a dangerous environment for Pete Davidson. \n\n\u201cUPON MY WIFE'S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF\u201dpic.twitter.com/fyFHAICAiP
February 2022: Kanye drags up Pete's mental health comments from 2018
Kanye dug up the video of Pete's SNL skit from 2018.
"Hi Skete, you got any more mental health jokes for me?" the rapper said. "This boy thought he could get away with performing this sketch for the team that wrote this for him. This is not harassment. This is payback."
In a separate post, he added: "Page Six, TMZ, SNL are a gang. That gang has tried to bully harass control discredit minimize and patronize me for years."
February 2022: Pete leaves Instagram after a week
"Ran Skete off the gram," Kanye captioned a post with a screenshot of Davidson's deactivated account. "Tell your mother I changed your name for life."
March 2022: Kanye's Eazy video sparks backlash and concerns
Kanye's new music video struck up concerns for many viewers – and there's no surprise after the portrayal of violence against the comedian.
It showed an animated clay version of the comedian that West kidnapped, tied up, decapitated, and buried alive. The clip concluded with text that read: "EVERYONE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER / EXCEPT SKETE YOU KNOW WHO / JK HE'S FINE."
The rapper later appeared to respond to the backlash saying: "Art is therapy just like this view, 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."
He later whipped up a second music video with a blurred-out avatar of the Saturday Night Live star.
March 2022: Kanye's 24-hour temporary ban from Instagram
Kanye West was banned from Instagram after violating the social media app's hate speech and bullying policies.
Ye had posted a photo of comedian Trevor Noah and captioned it with racial slurs. Noah had previously discussed the ongoing turmoil of Kim and Kanye's divorce and encouraged fans to not make jokes about the situation during a segment on “The Daily Show.”
Kanye's post included a screenshot of Trevor’s Google search biography, which describes him as a “South African comedian.”
Ye went on to caption the image with a racial slur by rewriting the lyrics to the African American spiritual “Kumbaya.” His now-deleted post read: “All in together now… K–n baya my lord k–n baya K–n baya my lord K–n baya Oooo’ lord K–n baya.”
The content from his account was deleted for violating the policies, according to a Meta spokesperson who confirmed the news to media.
Kanye also took shots at Pete Davidson and expressed that he had "yet another reason why SKETE gotta stay away from my children."
“I'm really concerned that SKETE will get my kids mom hooked on drugs He’s in rehab every 2 months", he captioned another post.
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