Kanye West has admitted that his recent behavior towards estranged wife Kim Kardashian ‘came off’ as him ‘harassing’ the reality star.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the 44-year-old rapper pledged to work on his communication after he posted a series of screenshots that contained threats directed at Kim’s boyfriend Pete Davidson.
‘I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability,’ the rapper stated in a lengthy mea culpa.
Kanye also sparked concern when he posted an image of a truck full of roses arriving at Kim’s house in LA, which many divorce experts on social media claimed was a sign of ‘post-separation abuse.’
Kanye West admits to HARASSING ex Kim Kardashian: Rapper promises to ‘work on his communication’ after sending estranged wife roses and threatening her boyfriend Pete Davidson
The rapper wrote in his Instagram post: ‘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 screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability. I’m still learning in real time. I don’t have all the answers. To be good leader is to be a good listener.’
Over: Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February 19, 2021, after six years of marriage
The backtrack comes a day after he shared screenshots from Kim where she pleaded with him to stop putting her current beau Pete, 28, in danger.
It also follows him turning up at her home in Los Angeles with a truck full of red roses for Valentine’s Day, despite Kim clearly moving on in a new relationship.
The Grammy-winning artist shared a shot from the 2001 film Baby Boy on Monday, in which Ving Rhames puts Tyrese Gibson in a violent chokehold, writing, ‘UPON MY WIFE’S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF.’
He posted a series of screenshot of texts from Kim saying he was making things uncomfortable for the SNL star.
In the texts, Kardashian said, West was ‘creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will be all your fault,’ later saying, ‘There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be.’
The Can’t Tell Me Nothing rapper replied to his estranged wife via text, ‘I will always do everything to protect you and our family forever. And I listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete.’
In a subsequent post, Kardashian asked the Heartless vocalist why he couldn’t keep any of their conversations private, to which he responded, ‘Cause I got a text from my favorite person in the world.’
The Bound 2 rapper continued to Kardashian, ‘I’m your number one fan … Why wouldn’t I tell everyone!!!!’
‘MY VISION IS KRYSTAL KLEAR’: Kanye West attempted to win back his ex Kim Kardashian with a grand gesture on Valentine’s Day amid their feud
Attempting to win her over: The delivery came hours after the rapper declared his love for Kim and their four children following news of his split from girlfriend Julia Fox
In his attack on Sunday, West called Davidson a ‘d***head’ and shared a screengrab of his private text to him.
The comedian had texted the rapper: ‘…you as a man I’d never get in the way of your children. That’s a promise. How you guys go about raising your kids is your business and not mine. I do hope [some] day I can meet them and we can all be friends.’
West – who suffers from bipolar disorder – shared a snap of Pete with his friend Machine Gun Kelly in their underwear captioned: ‘No you will never meet my children.’
He had ‘no comment’ about a rumor that Ariana Grande ended her four-month engagement to Davidson over him allegedly sending intimate photos of the pair to her ex Mac Miller before his 2018 death.
Worrying: Kanye shared a shot from the 2001 film Baby Boy in which Ving Rhames put Tyrese Gibson in a chokehold, writing, ‘UPON MY WIFE’S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF’
West seemed especially outraged that the Staten Island native – who’s in the process of lasering off all 100 of his tattoos – once had his ‘hero’ Hillary Clinton inked on his calf.
‘When I tag people I’m just putting together the web. There are a group of people who run media and the election. Thank god for free speech.
‘Look at this d***head. I wonder if Instagram gonna shut down my page for dissing [Hillary] Clinton’s ex boyfriend.’
Exchange: In the texts, Kardashian said, West was ‘creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will be all your fault,’ later saying, ‘There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be’
West added: ‘Y’all seen that tattoo but if I speak up then I’m crazy. I told you not going to use that one no more when a garbage man goes to work he gonna smell like trash but it’s time to take the trash out the house…You can Google the Hillary thing I’m not making this s*** up.’
West earlier Monday attempted to win back his ex Kardashian with a grand gesture on Valentine’s Day amid their feud.
The rapper sent a massive arrangement of red roses to her house in a truck branded, ‘MY VISION IS KRYSTAL KLEAR.’
Private exchange: West called Davidson a ‘d***head’ and shared a screengrab of his private text to him during his social media tirade
Date night! The couple brushed off West’s wild social media attacks as they enjoyed a night out on Sunday
Shocking: Kanye – who suffers from bipolar disorder – shared a pantsless snap of Pete (R) with his friend Machine Gun Kelly (L) captioned: ‘No you will never meet my children’
The delivery came hours after the rapper declared his love for Kim and their four children following news of his split from girlfriend Julia Fox.
The rapper has previously threatened to ‘beat Pete Davidson’s a**’ on a recent song from his upcoming album Donda 2.
His apology on Instagram comes as he received fierce backlash online from many divorce and relationship experts that claimed his behavior was a sign of ‘abuse’ towards Kim.
Civil rights activist Shaun King posted a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday, claiming he believed West had ‘crossed a line into abuse.’
Dr Charlotte Proudman, a Barrister, tweeted: ‘This is what post-separation abuse looks like. Using children as a pawn to manipulate, control and threaten a parent.’
Child safety advocacy group Custody Peace also tweeted: ‘Dear world. This is abuse. #KanyeWest continues to deliberately choose behaviors that have the potential to break the mental calm of the mother of his children & therefore the mental calm of his children. This should be unacceptable to EVERYONE.’
Backlash: Many took to social media to call out the rapper for his ‘abusive’ behaviour towards Kim