The rapper – who now legally goes by the name “Ye”, raised his eyebrows on Monday when he uploaded a fake New York Times front page to Instagram announcing, “Skete Davidson is dead at 28.”
A smaller text under the title read: “Kid Cudi wanted to play at the funeral but was afraid of the bottle throwers.”
He has now turned around and deleted the image after it sparked a furious reaction online.
The ‘joke’ is said to have enraged Kardashian, with whom he shares four children, and follows reports that Davidson saw a therapist for ‘trauma therapy’ after enduring months of online harassment from West at about her relationship with the SKIMS mogul.
The actor and comedian, 28, reportedly first asked for help in April after he was ‘triggered’ by hitmaker Gold Digger, who posted numerous threatening messages about him on social media, including sharing an animated video featuring a character that looked like Davidson was buried alive.
“He was largely in trauma therapy [due to Kanye]“, a source told People.
“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete]and he had to seek help.
The insider added: ‘[Pete] has no regrets about dating Kim and wants to make it very clear that she was nothing but supportive throughout their relationship. To move forward, he just wants to focus on his career.
Davidson and Kardashian ended their nine-month relationship last week with sources close to the couple saying they were struggling to maintain a long-distance romance with her US-based while he was currently filming a new movie in Australia.
Kardashian and Davidson have yet to address the breakup themselves.