IN the year since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West, the pair have had some very serious – and very public – dust ups.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has moved on since ending her marriage, sparking up a romance with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson.
There’s long been tension between Kim, 41, and Kanye, 44, but things reached a boiling point as the one-year anniversary of the reality star’s divorce filing approached.
After weeks of throwing shade, and making allegations, in interviews, the Chicago rapper took to Instagram to launch a series of targeted attacks on Kim, Pete, and anyone else who dared cross him.
Kanye kicked things off by accusing his wife of “kidnapping” daughter Chicago, referencing a birthday party he was not invited to but attended anyway, and making him submit to drug testing among other things.
He changed his tune as he continued posting about the situation, focusing in on Pete, 28.
The DONDA rapper called the comic a “d**khead,” adding that he couldn’t help but “diss” him.
Kanye claimed Pete had been Hillary Clinton’s “BOYFRIEND,” and said he would “never” meet kids North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two.
He also suggested fans shout at Pete if they see him.
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The musician posted a text he claimed was from the Staten Island native, as well as several from Kim.
Days later, Kanye admitted his approach wasn’t the best.
Posting a photo of himself on stage, Kanye wrote: “I’ve learned that using all caps makes people feel like I’m screaming at them. I’m working on my communication.
“I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers, and community leaders.
“Thank everybody for supporting me. I know sharing screenshots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim.
He went on: “I take accountability. I’m still learning in real time. I don’t have all the answers. To be a good leader is to be a good listener.”
This isn’t the first time there’s been tension between Kim and Kanye. Their post-split lives have been marred by drama.
Before news broke that Kim and Kanye had called it quits, speculation was rife.
Then, in July 2020 – seven months before the KKW Beauty mogul filed for divorce – the Eazy rapper took aim at Kim and the Kardashian family online.
At the time, he claimed he was seeking a divorce from her, tweeting: “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform’.”
He was referencing a criminal justice summit Kim and rapper Meek Mill attended in 2018.
Kanye went on: “Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog Kim was out of line.”
He then accused the Kardashians of trying to get him placed on a psychiatric hold, saying: “They tried to fly in with 2 doctors to 51/50 me.”
He added: “Kiss and Kim put out a statement without my approval … that’s not what a wife should do White supremacy.”
Kanye eventually deleted the tweets but launched yet another attack the following day.
He wrote: “I will live for my children Kris I’m in Cody if youre not planning another one of your children’s playboy shoots.”
Around that same time, Kanye claimed during a rally that he stopped Kim from having an abortion.
“My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West without my mom,” he recalled of his mother, who passed away in 2007.
He sobbed as he looked back on Kim’s pregnancy with North, saying: “She had the pills in her hand.
“My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I’m a rapper. And she said I’m pregnant. She was crying.”
He went on: “And God said, ‘if you f*** with my vision, I’m going to f*** with yours.’
“And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this child.
“Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world.”
Kim addressed Kanye’s tweets in a statement, calling him “brilliant but complicated.”
She went on to say: “I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions.
“He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of being an artist and a Black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder.
“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.
“We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however, we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most.
“I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this,” she added.
“Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well-being and for your understanding.”
The Twitter drama played out on the small screen, with Kim and her family discussing it on KUWTK during the final season.
In a March 2021 episode, the reality star confessed that there were “issues” in her marriage.
She declined to get too far into the details, explaining that she wanted to keep it away from the cameras.
Kim said on the show: “Kanye’s been in Wyoming and he’s been posting a lot of things on social media.
“That is a little bit frustrating, but you just have to kind of separate yourself from what’s going on at home, and what’s going on on the internet.”
In a since-deleted video on his Instagram, Kanye claimed his family will get “back together.”
In the dramatic clip, Kanye was heard performing a spoken word piece in honor of Thanksgiving, admitting to his “misactions” and wanting his wife back.
The “Thanksgiving Prayer” video featured a choir wearing hoodies inside a dimly lit warehouse, with Kanye’s voice booming.
“All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused,” he said.
“I take accountability for my actions. New word alert: misactions. The one thing that all my successes and failures have in common is me.”
Kanye also confessed that coming off his medication for bipolar disorder “left me susceptible to other episodes, which my wife and family and fans have had to endure.”
In December 2021, Kanye performed alongside rapper Drake.
During the show, he performed his hit song, Runaway, off the 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
He changed the lyrics slightly, crooning a plea for Kim.
Kanye repeatedly rapped: “I need you to run right back to me,” adding: “More specifically, Kimberly.”
Kim was in the audience during the show.
The crowd cheered after the line was delivered.
Kim, however, was said to be fuming.
“Kim is furious with Kanye’s latest public stunt, because while Kanye may be out there confessing to strangers, he’s not saying these things to her in private – he’s making a big deal out of wanting his family back, but as everyone knows, during the marriage, he was never around and always in a different state,” a source told The Sun at the time.
“And he’s being seen with all these different women, too.
“She can ignore it, but the last thing she wants is the kids hearing something and getting confused if their dad is coming back or not.”
The source added: “Kim’s friends and family think it’s cruel and immature – and is saying this is a sign that Kanye isn’t listening to anything Kim is saying.
“He’s embarrassing her, yet again. He’s trying to change the narrative and make people feel sorry for him. It won’t work.”
After the concert, Kim filed to become legally single and remove her estranged husband’s surname from hers.
After his very public pleas for Kim to give him another chance, Kanye appeared to have changed his mind.
Kanye dropped millions on the home with plans to demolish and rebuild.
He explained his decision in an interview on Hollywood Unlocked in January.
Speaking with host Jason Lee, Kanye alleged that he was having a hard time getting the OK to spend time with his kids.
He said: “My solace comes from seeing my kids and getting a solid schedule.”
He continued: “It’s why I even got the house. The media flipped it like there was something wrong with me getting a house next to my kids.
“There’s nothing that’s going to keep me from my children. That’s what I want everybody to know.”
Kanye concluded: “Don’t play with me. Don’t play with my children. Ain’t no security going to get between me and my children.
“You ain’t going to gaslight me. You ain’t going to run this narrative on me.”
The rapper alleged that he was dropping daughter North off, when she asked him to come inside to see something.
Security reportedly turned him away because Pete – Kim’s new beau – was inside.
During the same interview, Kanye claimed he had nearly been barred from attending daughter Chicago’s birthday party.
He accused Kim of not giving him the address to the party, though he did wind up attending.
Kanye credited Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Travis Scott with giving him the address, thanking him after the fact.
In the weeks after his interview, Kanye continued speaking about Kim, their co-parenting relationship, and more.
He took his grievances to Instagram, where he made a series of salacious claims about Kim.
Kanye’s initial post about his wife read: “SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL?”
He posted several more times about his issue with North’s TikTok usage before making his attacks more personal.
Kim eventually responded to Kanye with a statement.
She wrote: “Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create.
“As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision because it brings her so much happiness.”
She continued: “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.
“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.”
The star concluded: “I wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably.”
Kanye didn’t seem to agree with the sentiment, replying with another post.
He screenshotted Kim’s statement and wrote: “What do you mean by main provider?
“America saw you try to kidnap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address.
“You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing I had to take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs.”
He eventually deleted all his posts, only to resurface with another.
He posted a grab from a text with Kim and wrote:
“YESTERDAY KIM ACCUSED ME OF PUTTING A HIT OUT ON HER.”
He said he wanted to “get this straight,” adding: “I BEG TO GO TO MY DAUGHTERS PARTY AND IM ACCUSED OF BEING ON DRUGS THEN I GO PLAY WITH MY SON AND I TAKE MY AKIRA GRAPHIC NOVELS AND IM ACCUSED OF STEALING.”
The post went on: “NOW IM BEING ACCUSED OF PUTTING A HIT ON HER THESE IDEAS CAN ACTUALLY GET SOMEONE LOCKED UP THEY PLAY LIKE THAT WITH BLACK MENS LIVES WEATHER ITS GETTING THEM FREE OR GETTING THEM LOCKED UP.”
Kanye concluded: “IM NOT PLAYING ABOUT MY BLACK CHILDREN ANYMORE.”
COMING FOR PETE
The drama continued, this time with a focus on Pete.
Kanye called the actor a “d**khead,” adding that he couldn’t help but to “diss” him.
He posted a photo of Kim and Pete holding hands, captioning it: “LOOK AT THIS D**KHEAD.
“I WONDER IF INSTAGRAM GONNA SHUT DOWN MY PAGE FOR DISSING HILARY CLINTON’S EX BOYFRIEND.”
The photo Kanye shared was from his ex’s pizza date night with her new boyfriend.
They were spotted cozying up to one another during a secret date at an L.A. restaurant.
“THE INTERNET HAS STILL NOT FOUND A DECENT PICTURE OF SKETE,” he wrote in the caption of a photoshopped picture he posted.
Kanye shared a screenshot of a few fans supporting him, though many others were begging him to stop.
He wrote in the caption: “THANK YOU TO ALL MY FANS FOR HAVING MY BACK.”
Referring to a comment from his previous post, Kanye once again claimed: YOU CAN GOOGLE THE HILLARY THING I’M NOT MAKING THIS S**T UP.”
Kanye then shared a black and white snapshot with Kid Cudi and Pete.
In the photo, the two music artists appeared to share a meal with other famous folks, including Kid Cudi smiling as he sat next to Pete
Pete’s face, however, was marked off with a red X.
Kanye captioned the post: “Just wanted my friend to have my back. The knife just goes in deeper.”
All this came as Kanye revealed: “Cudi will not be on Donda” noting that the Need for Speed actor is “friends with you know who.”
Kanye went on to encourage his followers and supporters to shout at Pete, eventually backtracking at Kim’s urging and claiming he’d take care of it himself.
He has now wiped his Instagram, admitting to his wrongdoings in the feud.
Kim, for her part, has been quiet.
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