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Kanye West covers up as he’s seen out following ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s split from Pete Davidson

Kanye West appeared to be in good spirits as he was seen stepping out in Los Angeles on Wednesday, following recent news that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian split from her beau Pete Davidson. 

The rapper, 45, covered up in a sleeveless black hoodie worn over a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, which he paired with grey denim pants and a ball cap.

The outing comes after Dailymail.com’s exclusive story in which a source said Kim, 41, found Kanye’s Instagram post on Monday – an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28’ – ‘appalling.’

Out and about: Kanye West appeared to be in good spirits as he was seen stepping out in Los Angeles on Wednesday

The musician finalized his look with a pair of sturdy black boots. The busy star was also seen holding his cellphone in his hand.

Not wanting to draw any attention, he was seen pulling his hoodie over his cap at one point and shielding his face.  

The entertainer posted the mock-up newspaper page announcing Pete’s, 28, ‘death’, just two days after his split with Kim.

Casual: The rapper, 45, covered up in a sleeveless black hoodie worn over a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, which he paired with grey denim pants and a ball cap

Casual: The rapper, 45, covered up in a sleeveless black hoodie worn over a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, which he paired with grey denim pants and a ball cap

Good spirits: The outing comes following recent news that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, split from her beau Pete Davidson, 28

Good spirits: The outing comes following recent news that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, split from her beau Pete Davidson, 28

The newspaper had Monday’s date and also a tagline which read: ‘Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers.’

That was in reference to Kid Cudi, 38, cutting his headline set at Rolling Loud short on July 22 due to people throwing bottles at him. He filled in for Kanye at the last minute but then Kanye turned up later anyway and performed.

Kim subsequently slammed the ‘appalling’ meme on Instagram, and demanded he take it down. The post was removed from his account. 

A source close to the star told DailyMail.com: ‘Kim won’t stand for this. She is demanding that Kanye take the post down, but he won’t.’ 

Busy: The busy star was also seen holding his cellphone in his hand

Busy: The busy star was also seen holding his cellphone in his hand

Exit: Kanye was spotted exiting a building in LA

Exit: Kanye was spotted exiting a building in LA 

Covered up: Not wanting to draw any attention, he was seen pulling his hoodie over his cap at one point

Covered up: Not wanting to draw any attention, he was seen pulling his hoodie over his cap at one point

Covered up: Not wanting to draw any attention, he was seen pulling his hoodie over his cap at one point

‘She has been vigorously defending Pete. She’ll never get back together with Kanye over the way he’s treated the people she loves and respects.

‘She has tried incredibly hard to have a good co-parenting situation for the children.’

‘She won’t stand for this type of behavior from him.’

The source added: ‘Kim and Kanye’s divorce is still moving ahead. She thinks that people should not be ok with this post – and Instagram should not allow this type of harassment.’ 

The reality TV star split with Pete last week after first being linked in October when Kim made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.

After less than a year together the pair decided to just be friends, because of the long distance and clashing schedules – with Kim based in the US while Pete is filming in Australia.

Sturdy: The musician finalized his look with a pair of sturdy black boots

Sturdy: The musician finalized his look with a pair of sturdy black boots

Appalled: It comes after Dailymail.com's exclusive story in which a source said Kim found Kanye's Instagram post on Monday - an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline 'Skete Davidson dead at age 28' - 'appalling'

Appalled: It comes after Dailymail.com’s exclusive story in which a source said Kim found Kanye’s Instagram post on Monday – an image of a fake New York Times newspaper with the headline ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28’ – ‘appalling’

It’s not the first time Kanye has threatened Pete online as he’s regularly posted and then deleted attacks waged at his ex-wife’s former boyfriend. 

It was revealed earlier this week that Pete has been seeing a therapist for ‘trauma therapy’ after months of online harassment from Kanye over his relationship with Kim.

The former Saturday Night Live star is said to have found the ‘attention and negativity’ coming from the rapper a ‘trigger’ and has been receiving trauma therapy since April.

A source told People on Monday: ‘He has been in trauma therapy in large part [due to Kanye]. The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help.’

At it again: West took another swipe at the former SNL comedian following his split from Kim last week

At it again: West took another swipe at the former SNL comedian following his split from Kim last week 

Trauma: It was revealed earlier this week that Pete has been seeing a therapist for 'trauma therapy' after months of online harassment from Kanye over his relationship with Kim; Pictured 2022

Trauma: It was revealed earlier this week that Pete has been seeing a therapist for ‘trauma therapy’ after months of online harassment from Kanye over his relationship with Kim; Pictured 2022

Kanye previously shared a screengrab of Davidson’s defunct Instagram account and took credit for driving him away from the social media platform.

‘Ran Skete off the gram,’ he wrote. ‘Tell your mother I changed your name for life.’

In March, Kanye released a claymation video for his track Eazy, in which he depicted himself committing violent acts against a character resembling Pete.

Kanye also took to social media in March and said he was ‘really concerned’ that Davidson would get Kim ‘hooked on drugs,’ adding, ‘He’s in rehab every two months.’

West previously acknowledged his social media posts came off as harassing Kardashian, after he shared text messages with her saying that his previous torrent of posts were putting Davidson in danger.

Last selfie: A source close to Davidson confirmed the couple's split to DailyMail.com on Friday, following their nine-month romance

Last selfie: A source close to Davidson confirmed the couple’s split to DailyMail.com on Friday, following their nine-month romance

The way they were: Kim and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed documents to be recognized as legally single in December, 2021, following their split; Pictured in 2016

The way they were: Kim and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed documents to be recognized as legally single in December, 2021, following their split; Pictured in 2016 

‘I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim,’ West wrote on Instagram. ‘I take accountability.’

In the texts, Kardashian told West he was ‘creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will be all your fault,’ later adding, ‘There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be.’

Kim and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed documents to be recognized as legally single in December, 2021, following their split.

The pair – who have four children together, including North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3 – have been co-parenting since she filed for divorce back in January 2021. 

The couple had a trial-setting conference in their dragging divorce on Friday, and it was revealed that the Donda rapper recently lost his fifth divorce lawyer.

His attorney, Samantha Spector asked to be relieved as counsel and said her relationship with Kanye was ‘irretrievably broken’ though she did not specify why, as per TMZ.

The judge also made it clear that unless Kanye ‘submits his financial declarations to settle the remaining issues’ the case will go to trial in December.

Co-parenting: The pair - who have four children together, including North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3 - have been co-parenting since she filed for divorce back in January 2021

Co-parenting: The pair – who have four children together, including North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3 – have been co-parenting since she filed for divorce back in January 2021

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