Kanye West is taking a stance against ‘Eazy’ detractors. After controversy swirled about The Game-assisted visual that premiered last Wednesday–where Ye is depicted as kidnaping and torturing a decapitated claymation version of Pete Davidson before burying him – Ye made an Instagram post to defend his “art”.
“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.”
At the end of the ‘Eazy’ video, Ye wraps with a brief written message: “EVERYONE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER/EXCEPT SKETE YOU KNOW WHO/JK HE’S FINE.”
Prior to posting his art-defending statement, last week, Ye also went to Instagram to publicly grieve his ongoing divorce battle after it was announced that his soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian legally declared herself single. Kardashian also removed the ‘West’ surname from her social media profiles.
“Divorce feels like your kids were snatched from your control/ Divorce feels like you’ve been shot and traffic is slow/ Divorce feels like heavy breathing/ Divorce feels like grandma never got over that cold/ Divorce feels like suffocating/ Barely breathing,” said a few-lines from his post.
Despite Ye’s marriage dissolution, he’s moving forth with the DONDA 2 rollout. In February, he hosted a listening experience at Miami’s LoanDepot Park with appearances from Alicia Keys, Fivio Foreign, Jack Harlow, Playboi Carti and more. Executive produced by Future, DONDA 2 has been released to Ye’s $200 stem player as a rough version titled “V2.22.22 Miami” including 16 tracks.
In February, Ye revealed on Instagram that he turned down a $100M deal with Apple Music for DONDA 2 to be heard on the handheld device.
“Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player,” Ye wrote. “Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube. Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own.”
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