Kanye West ‘releases all grudges’ after Queen Elizabeth II’s death
The death of Queen Elizabeth II seems to have inspired Kanye West to turn the page and put an end to his many grudges.
The 45-year-old rapper took to his Instagram account in the early hours of Friday morning to announce he was ‘releasing all grudges’ in a text message, while adding photos of the Queen to suggest her death had inspired him.
His wish to let go of the past comes as he took a shot at his ex-wife Kim Kardashian – as well as the Adidas and Gap brands – in recent weeks.
Royal example: Kanye West, 45, has vowed to settle his ongoing feuds after apparently being inspired by the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday; seen in March in Los Angeles
Kanye’s message came in the form of one of his now standard text messages, which he didn’t bother to caption.
“Life is precious,” he wrote. ‘Release all grudges today. Leaning into the light.
He followed the brief text with a black and white photo of the late queen in her youth, as well as a colorized close-up of her looking to the side.
The post was Ye’s second attempt to leave his grudges behind, in the form of a since-deleted earlier version including the same text, along with an additional sentence listing those he recently reinforced with: “Best wishes and blessings to Pete [Davidson] [Kid] Cudi Daniel Gay [sic]” he originally wrote, according to TMZ.
Notably, the Monster rapper didn’t include his ex-wife Kim, though most of his terrorizing posts have focused on other issues, like where their four children will go to school.
Forgive and Forget: The rapper wrote that he was “letting go of all the grudges today.” An earlier deleted version of the message added: “Best wishes and blessings to Pete [Davidson] [Kid] Cudi Daniel Gay [sic]’
Inspiration: He included photos of the late Queen Elizabeth II in her youth, and her death appears to have inspired him to end his feuds
Queen Elizabeth died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. A cause has not been announced by the royal family.
His son Charles was elevated to the throne as King Charles III after his death.
“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all of my family members,” he said in a statement.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know his loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
Earlier on Thursday it was announced that she was under medical supervision after her doctors became ‘concerned’ about her condition.
Elizabeth, who was born in 1926, ascended the throne and reigned longer than any other British monarch.
Family: Kanye’s attempts to tone down his online vitriol come after he showed his devotion to his children in a photo posted to Instagram on Wednesday
Kanye’s attempts to tone down his online vitriol come after he showed his devotion to his children in a photo posted to Instagram on Wednesday.
In the photo, he was seen kissing North, nine; Holy, six; Chicago, four; and Psalm, three.
He captioned the photo: “Some things are more important than money.” My children have no idea what dad has been through for the past few days to get the mark that will one day be passed on to them, God willing.
“These future leaders will never back down, never be robbed and forced to compromise who they are for the check.”
His post came amid a public spat with Adidas over claims the brand had copied his ideas and styling from his Yeezy shoes and sandals with his recent shoes.
Stolen ideas? His post came amid a public spat with Adidas over claims the brand had copied his ideas and styling from his Yeezy shoes and sandals with his recent shoes.
Real Yeezys: The real Yeezys slides that Kanye West sold as part of his deal with Adidas, which he said looked too much like the new Adilette sandal
He received public support on social media from producer Swizz Beatz and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.
In recent days, Kanye has claimed that Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted died with a fake New York Times front page, although he is still alive.
However, he seemed to suggest a thaw in relations even before Queen Elizabeth’s death inspired him, as he urged his supporters to tone down their attacks on Adidas CCO Alasdhair Willis on Tuesday.
He also argued with the brand’s SVP/GM, Daniel Cherry, who was among those he planned to settle his feuds with.
Ouch: For the past few days, Kanye has claimed that Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted died with a fake New York Times front page, although he is still alive.
Mitigate: However, he seemed to suggest a thaw in relations even before Queen Elizabeth’s death inspired him, as he urged his supporters to tone down their attacks on Adidas CCO Alasdhair Willis on Tuesday
Favorite targets: Since she started dating former SNL star Pete Davidson shortly after she made her debut hosting the show in October last year, Kanye has attacked her relentlessly, as well than the actor, via his Instagram page; seen in November 2021 in LA
Kanye’s longest feud has been with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, who was not mentioned in the previous version of his post.
Since she began dating former SNL star Pete Davidson shortly after debuting hosting the show in October last year, Kanye has relentlessly attacked her and the comedian. , through his Instagram page.
Among the collateral damage was his relationship with fellow rapper Kid Cudi, also among those he wants to end his differences with.
Cudi’s sin seemed to be his continued friendship with Davidson, which prompted West to lash out at him in several posts. Cudi, who has appeared on many of the rapper’s Flashing Lights albums, has vowed not to work with him again due to the posts.
Although Kanye appears to have toned down his post about Kim and Pete in the final weeks of their relationship, he poured salt on the wound after their breakup was reported by posting another fake New York Times front page with a headline pleasant obituary for Davidson after the breakup, even though he is alive and well.
Kanye’s latest online fight with Kim was over where their children would go to school, as he didn’t want them to attend the elite private school his ex-wife had chosen, and instead wanted that they attend his new Christian school Donda Academy.
Close to Home: Kanye’s latest fight with Kim was over where their kids would go to school. He didn’t want them to attend the elite private school his ex had chosen, and instead wanted them to attend his new Christian school Donda Academy; Kim seen on August 27