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Kanye West Swears He Wasn’t Threatening Pete Davidson In “Eazy” Video

"Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm," West wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday

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Kanye West’s “Eazy” video
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    Kanye West says his new video for “Eazy,” which depicts him kidnaping, decapitating, and burying Pete Davidson, should not be construed as a threat against the SNL actor.

    In an Instagram post, Kanye wrote: “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….” He then added: “Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended 🖤.” Even still, West has since deleted the claymation video from his Instagram page.

    West’s post was seemingly made in response to repots that his now ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, was “furious” about the video. A source close to Kardashian told PEOPLE that the video was “way too violent.” The source added that Kardashian is “really upset” over West’s continued harassment of Davidson — who she began dating shortly after splitting from West last year. “She’s completely over all of this and she wants it to stop.”

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    Previously, West called on his fans to verbally harass Davidson. “If you see Skete in real life screm at [sic] yhe looser at the top of your lungs and say KimYe forever,” he wrote in an Instagram post last month.

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