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Kanye West Did Not 'Drive' Pete Davidson Off Social Media, Comedian Is 'Focused On His Work And The Positive Things Happening In His Life,' Source Spills

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Feb. 25 2022, Published 6:59 a.m. ET

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While Kanye West declared he was the reason Pete Davidson left Instagram, sources say otherwise.

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As OK! reported, the comedian joined Instagram earlier this month but left the social media platform shortly after.

"Ran Skete off the gram Tell your mother I changed your name for life," the rapper, who legally changed his name to Ye, wrote on Instagram while referring to Kim Kardashian's new beau with the nickname he coined on Thursday, February 24.

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Though West seemed to hint that his social media rants targeted at Davidson were the reason the Saturday Night Live star backed away from the platform, an insider explained to Page Six: "Pete deleted his IG because immediately after his first post he started receiving a flood of messages, both positive and negative, reminding him why he didn’t want social media to begin with."

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"[Pete] is in the middle of several big film projects and wants to continue to stay very focused on his work and the positive things happening in his life," the source continued to the outlet. "Kanye didn’t drive Pete off social media."

Prior to deleting his account, the funnyman shared a link to a clip of Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy saying it is "better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime." Many fans thought the post was a dig at the "Donda" singer after he repeatedly took aim at Davidson online.

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Ye previously shared screenshots of what appeared to be messages between him and The King of Staten Island star, where he told Davidson he would never meet his kids, North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4 and Psalm, 2. Ye eventually deleted his posts attacking Davidson and his estranged wife. He admitted posting screenshots was "jarring and came off as harassing Kim."

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However, things got tense again when he slammed Davidson for a past skit he did about the Yeezy designer's mental health. "HI SKETE YOU GOT ANYMORE MENTAL HEALTH JOKES FOR ME?" he wrote in another since-deleted post.

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Meanwhile, the SKIMS founder, who has been linked to Davidson since she hosted SNL in October 2021, filed new documents asking for their divorce process to speed up.

"I very much desire to be divorced. I have asked Kanye to keep our divorce private, but he has not done so," she wrote. "Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private family matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress."

The 41-year-old initially filed for divorce in February 2021. In December, she filed to be declared legally single and to have her maiden name restored.

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