Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s relationship, following Kardashian filing for divorce last year, has had its ups and downs. Kim has been dealing with West’s antics over the past few months. The rap icon has launched an online crusade against Kim and her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
Kanye West’s frequent Instagram posts and insults directed against ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her partner, Pete Davidson, have been criticized by D.L. Hughley. West released the video for his new song, “Eazy,” in the hours after the court verdict, depicting him kidnapping and burying a clay animation of Pete.
In response to West’s rush of social media posts criticizing Saturday Night Live star Davidson, radio presenter Hughley said West’s handling of the situation has never been humorous. He said in his recent interview with VladTV that a less renowned man would have likely faced a restraining order.
The difference between him and the other dude who would get a restraining order on them is hundreds of millions of dollars. I think that I’ve watched too many times when things like that happened and a woman or somebody is not believed. And then things escalate. He is stalking her. You can think it’s cute. If it was my daughter, I’d do something about it. I don’t think it’s funny. I think that you can’t write a beat so good that you get to do these things. And society laughs it off because they say, ‘Well, she’s showing her ass all the time and he’s this and he’s that.’ The difference between him and a restraining order is about 20 hits and a couple of hundred million dollars. I just don’t think it’s funny.
While Kardashian has expressed dissatisfaction with West’s Instagram posts in court records linked to their divorce, she has never described his behavior as stalking or sought a restraining order. Hughley also claimed in his interview that if it weren’t for West’s musical prowess and consequent fortune, he would be far less popular with women.