This one’s a sticky one. In case you (by some miracle) haven’t seen Kanye’s most recent posting-spree on Instagram, we’re rounding up the latest news in the Ye-niverse – somewhat reluctantly.
Moving on from his previously favoured rant-platform, Twitter, Ye has taken to Instagram to post all of his thoughts, feelings and emotions, shining a whole new light on the term ‘photodump’. Things really kicked off when he @’d Billie Eilish, demanding her to apologise for ‘shading’ Travis Scott at her concert, and saying that he would need an apology before performing alongside her as headliners at Coachella.
The ‘shade’ in question, as Billie pointed out in response, was just her trying to “help a fan”, and that “she literally never said a thing about Travis”. But that’s none of our business. Things really kicked off, though, when Ye then posted a pic of a handwritten note which informed the world that Cudi was off the album. Citing his reasoning as the fact that Kid Cudi is friends with ‘You Know Who’ (which in this case is just Pete Davidson, not Voldemort), fans and critics swarmed to the comment section to express their dismay at this very public breakdown of Ye and Cudi’s friendship.
Things then just got worse – Cudi clapped back, calling Ye a “dinosaur” and tweeting that he “aint no friend”. This led to Ye going all in, posting a picture from a dinner that he, Pete and Cudi attended back in 2019 and lamenting that he just wanted his “friend to have (his) back / the knife just goes deeper”. If it was a ploy to make Cudi choose Ye over Pete, it seemingly backfired. Now, there’s only Timothée left from the dinner in Ye’s line of fire – it remains to be seen as to if or when he’ll get put on blast.
It all culminated in a pretty sad performance of meme shitposting – Ye screenshotting and reposting fan-made memes of him vs Pete / Billie / Kim / Taylor / Cudi, along with a three-slide post of him holding a note which confirmed his account was not being hacked. And unfortunately, not many people thought it was in the first place.
Whilst Ye has endeavoured to prove to the watching world that he is in control of his own narrative, that he is in a completely sound state of mind, and wants to use his platform to “bring his family back together”, we can’t help but think there are better ways to go about it than his current method, which includes the sharing of private texts, erratic meme-making and bringing Mac Miller into it. Maybe it’s best that Ye just gets rid of his phone until Donda 2 drops, as once was promised in a (now-deleted) insta post. Or maybe we all just need to stop reporting on it.