Kanye West was “pulled” from the Grammy artist list due to his “concerning online behaviour”. This after the rapper spewed racial slurs at Trevor Noah who will be the host.
Trevor shared his views on Ye’s actions towards his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her new partner Pete Davidson in a segment on The Daily Show.
Trevor discussed everything from Ye’s disturbing music video for Eazy, in which Ye kidnaps what looks like Pete and buries him alive, to Pete’s text messages in which he claims to be in bed with Ye’s “wife”.
Furthermore Trevor pointed out “the harassment many women face when trying to leave a relationship,” by highlighting Ye’s recent actions.
“Over time, Kanye has become more and more belligerent in how he tries to get Kim back,” Trevor said.
“I’ll be honest with you, what I see from the situation is a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed by an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or an ex-anything.
“You may not feel sorry for Kim because she’s rich and famous, because she appropriates Black culture … but what she’s going through is terrifying to watch and shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave,” said Trevor.
Ye retaliated and called Trevor a “c**n” on Instagram while ridiculing the Daily Show.
He was subsequently banned from the app for a day and could not post, write comments or send direct messages.
After the news of Kanye’s Grammys performance ban and a 24-hour suspension from Instagram for directing a racial slur, Trevor issued a statement on Twitter on Sunday.
“I said counsel Kanye,” Noah wrote, “not cancel Kanye.”
Meanwhile, Kim believes Kanye owes Trevor apology. Speaking to HollywoodLife, an insider said: “Kim also believes that Kanye owes Trevor an apology because his remarks directed at Trevor were unacceptable. She found what Trevor said on her behalf to be so heartfelt, and she thinks that he expressed her sentiments perfectly.”
“Kim only wants for Kanye to leave Pete alone and not go after him on Instagram. Whatever it is going to take for that to happen, Kim is fully supportive of it,” the source added.
Kim filed for divorce in January 2021, and she was declared legally single by a US court earlier this month. Ye has lamented the split on his 2021 album Donda and in a recent poem, Divorce. He has also repeatedly taunted Kim’s boyfriend online including in a music video where a claymation figure decapitated a model of Pete.