If you have been on social media during the past month then you know the recent comments made by rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, after his very public breakup with ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. Since the breakup, fans have seen West take to Instagram to bash his ex-wife over issues of custody and fatherhood, as well as Kardashian’s new boyfriend, actor and comedian Pete Davidson.
West recently released a song and music video to his single, “Eazy,” where he has lyrics threatening Davidson and visuals of a Davidson looking clay figure being kidnapped and torn about by West. The rapper has certainly not been quiet about his feelings towards him and Kardashian’s breakup and her new boyfriend. Other celebrities have even chimed in, such as comedian Trevor Noah, Daily Show host, and political commentator, who spoke out about West’s actions towards Kardashian and Davidson.
I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 20, 2022
“You may not feel sorry for Kim because she’s rich and famous,” Noah said. “But what she’s going through is terrifying to watch and shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave.”
In response to this, West took to social media again, making a post about Noah and using a racial slur. His Instagram page was deleted and in light of his actions, he has been pulled from performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards, despite his five Grammy nominations in this year alone. That would be the same Grammy Awards that Noah happens to be hosting. It seems as though West has been canceled.
Although West posted a racial slur about Noah, Noah still took to Twitter after the news about the Grammys, saying, “I said counsel Kanye, not cancel Kanye” reads Noah’s statement on Twitter.
It seems that Noah still has West’s best interests at heart and wants to form unity, despite the comments towards him, harassment to Kardashian, and public threatening of Davidson. Whether West will get that counseling that Noah suggested remains to be seen.
The Grammys will air on CBS April 3rd.
By Asata Young, Senior, Kenwood Academy