Keeping up with the West-Davidson drama

Bella Lee, Staff writer

Celebrity drama: we love to hate it and we hate to love it. Whether it’s a celebrity get-ting sloppy drunk at a party, being accused of all sorts of allegations or just straight up dying, we can’t ever go a full 24 hours without some type of sensationalist news rising. The news cycle has recently been focused on the drama following Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The two are integral in the world of fashion, music and fame, so the clashes between the two are incredibly high-profile. However, the specific situation in hand has been ongoing for about a year and a half now.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married in 2014 and are the parents to four children: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. Talks about Kardashian and West possibly splitting have been up in the air since the summer of 2020, but Kardashian did not begin acting towards divorce until February of 2021. Nowadays, there is a lot of feuding between West, Kardashian and a third party in Kardashian’s current boyfriend, Pete Davidson.

November 2021 is when dating rumors sparked between Davidson and Kardashian with their relationship being confirmed in February of this year via Instagram. This all occurred in the midst of West attempting to deny Kardashian the ability to proceed with their divorce. Additionally, West had a short relationship with model Julia Fox, although they did not last long.

It is known to just about everyone that West has been very distressed over his marriage deteriorating, taking very drastic measures to call out Kardashian over anything that possibly irks him. West has been incredibly out-spoken on his Instagram, even encouraging fans to go after Davidson. However, his real-life action have been even more unhinged and difficult for Kardashian to grapple with.

Some of his outbursts have including Kardashian letting 8-year-old North post on Tik-Tok, claiming that he wasn’t invited to 4-year-old Chicago’s birthday party and pleading with God over social media to bring his family back together. Despite all of this drama, however, Kardashian has refused to change her stance, stating that West’s outbursts are causing her “emotional distress.”

While divorce rumors began circulating in summer of 2020, tensions actually began in January of 2019. At this time, Kardashian posted a birthday message for rapper Kid Cudi. The post included Cudi smiling and laughing alongside West, Davidson and actor Timothée Chalamet. Fast forward to October 2021 when Kardashian and Davidson were both in a Saturday Night Live sketch that included a kiss. They were first revealed to be casually dating in November of 2021, with Davidson calling Kardashian his girlfriend for the first time in February and Kardashian making their relationship public just a few days after.

The most troubling part of this entire situation is the media’s portrayal and public’s reception. At this point, West is harassing Kardashian and threatening Davidson while people laugh at Kanye’s Instagram posts. We need to understand that, just because of the celebrity nature of it all, we do not forget that this is incredibly invasive and stressful for the people involved. The public and media both need to learn not to promote this sort of behavior. Not to mention how distasteful and immature it truly is.