“I’ve learned that using all caps makes people feel like I’m screaming at them. I’m working on my communication,” the rapper, who has formally changed his name to simply “Ye,” captioned a photo of himself on stage surrounded by clouds of smoke. “I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders.”
“Thank everybody for supporting me,” he went on. “I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability.”
The “Donda” rapper has undertaken a one-man pro-Kimye campaign recently, in part by targeting Kardashian’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
After it became apparent that Kardashian and Davidson were an item, West lashed out at the comedian, blasting him as a “dickhead” who will “never meet my children.” Referring to Davidson in several posts as “Skete,” West shared a string of memes, including a now-deleted movie poster edited to show him facing off against Davidson, whom he threatened to “beat” in a new song.
West also encouraged any fans who encountered Davidson to “scream... at the top of your lungs and say Kimye forever.” He also bizarrely referred to Davidson as the “ex boyfriend” of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and said Davidson wants to “destroy your family and walk around in Calvin Kleins around your children.”
The rapper later posted a screenshot of what he said was a text from Kardashian, where she allegedly asked West to stop attacking Davidson, writing that he was “creating a dangerous and scary environment” for the comedian.
“Someone will hurt Pete and this will all be your fault,” read a screenshot of Kardashian’s alleged text. In a caption accompanying the image, West wrote: “Upon my wife’s request please nobody do anything physical to Skete Im [sic] going to handle the situation myself.”
“I’m still learning in real time. I don’t have all the answers,” West wrote in his post on Tuesday. “To be good leader is to be a good listener.”
It remains to be seen whether Kardashian will accept the peace offering. The Skims founder has made it clear she has no interest in reconciling with West despite his overtures ― like the truckload of roses delivered to her doorstep on Valentine’s Day.
She did, however, share a statement earlier this month about West’s “obsession with trying to control” their situation after he publicly criticized her for allowing their daughter North to use TikTok.
“Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all,” Kardashian wrote. “From the beginning I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.”
Davidson, meanwhile, has yet to publicly respond to West’s attacks, but it appears he’s received the Kardashian stamp of approval. On Monday, Khloe Kardashian thanked Davidson for sending her flowers on Valentine’s Day, writing “The sweetest! Thank you Pete,” alongside a photo of pink roses.
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