Pete Davidson had an unexpected reaction to Kanye West’s controversial music video for “Eazy,” a report has suggested.
West — who now goes by Ye — faced intense backlash over the music video for his single “Eazy” as it showed the 44-year-old rapper kidnapping and burying a claymation figure that resembled Davidson, who is dating Kim Kardashian. The song also previously made headlines as it featured West rapping that he wants to “beat Pete Davidson’s a–.”
However, an unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight that the “Saturday Night Live” star found West’s latest jab hilarious rather than threatening.
“He finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his hysterical music video,” the insider said. “He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.”
The source added that Davidson “is not threatened by Kanye in any way, shape or form.”
According to the insider, the “King of Staten Island” actor is using his one-sided feud with West as an opportunity to “grow” not only for himself but also for his relationship with Kardashian, with whom he has been linked since October 2021 .
The source added that Davidson is “turning all of the negativity into a positive thing,” and the drama has brought him and Kardashian even closer.
“Pete is so understanding and has made an extreme effort to put any of his emotions aside and just be a support system for Kim during this difficult time and transition,” the source said. “Pete has grown so much as an adult, man, public figure and partner through this process, even though he has unexpectedly been thrown in the middle of things, including Kanye’s rants and the publicity that followed.”
As a result, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum is very appreciative of Davidson, the insider added.
“They are growing astronomically as a result,” the insider explained. “This has been more of a positive, growing experience for them, contrary to the negativity that surrounds the situation.”
While Davidson was not that bothered by the disturbing video, one of the comedian’s pals, who chose to remain anonymous, found it “really scary,” according to Page Six.
Another pal and fellow stand-up comedian Ricky Valez also spoke up against West’s “internet thugging” aimed at Davidson.
“[Pete Davidson] is my brother, none of this is funny to me nor entertaining,” he wrote. “A 44-year-old man internet thugging is just sad.”
Kardashian was declared legally single in court earlier this week, just over a year after she filed for divorce from West, with whom she shares four children — North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2.