Kanye West is all over the place lately. After publicly pleading with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian to “return” to him, the rapper stepped out with a new flame of his own. And now amid allegations of alleged battery after a Monday night altercation at a club, West started drumming up publicity for his new song in a very graphic, very gross way.
The “Heartless” composer shared a photo to his Instagram account late Thursday night that had fans feeling repulsed. West posted an image of a skinned monkey on a red background with the caption, “MY LIFE WAS NEVER EAZY,” which is also the title of his rumored new song with The Game.
The comments section was flooded with fans questioning the image, saying “what tf is this” and “I was tryna sleep.” Some followers pleaded with West, asking him to change his ways and stop posting terrible imagery.
TMZ also reported that a leaked snippet of the song called out Kardashian’s new love interest, “SNL” alum Pete Davidson.
The lyric says, “God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s a**.”
However, the publication pointed out that the clip sounds like a rough draft and could be erased from the final version of the new song, which is scheduled to be released Friday evening.
West has been making headlines all week and not many of them are positive. The 44-year-old rapper was caught on video allegedly punching a man who had requested his autograph twice. The drama went down outside the private Soho Warehouse in Los Angeles, according to Page Six.
The unidentified victim was spotted requesting the rapper’s autograph on more than one occasion and on multiple days in the recent past. On Monday he asked for an autograph outside Craig’s in LA while on Wednesday it was at Delilah in West Hollywood. The person can be seen in photos of West with his girlfriend, Julia Fox.
A tense video taken after the confrontation leaves viewers with more questions than answers.
“Get away from me,” West shouts as an unidentified woman tries to calm him down and help him by saying, “Give me your hand.” The alleged victim can be seen lying unconscious nearby.
“No, get away from me!” West replies. “Ain’t no hands, ain’t no hands.”
The person replied, “I am your family. Give me your hand.”
LAPD confirmed to Page Six Thursday that West is under investigation for alleged criminal battery.
Meanwhile, West has been vocal about his desires to reconcile with Kardashian, such as during a December performance in L.A. While on stage he dedicated the song “Runaway” to the mother of his children, singing, “I need you to run right back to me, baby,” before clarifying, “more specifically, Kimberly.”
Shortly after, West purchased an outdated property directly across the street from his ex. But as Kardashian and Davidson have been appearing in public together more and piling on the PDAs, West and Fox have been doing the same.
West’s intentions regarding Kardashian and Davidson are anyone’s guess at this point. The best his fans can hope for are fewer photos of skinned animals on social media.
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