“Kim was very supportive of Pete going to therapy,” said a source after West posted a fake newspaper cover to Instagram announcing “SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT AGE 28" on Monday, August 9.
“Kanye was very detrimental. He was posting negative things — now add thousands and thousands of comments. Someone has to work with you to deal with something like that," the insider continued.
In addition to West's snarky post, the Saturday Night Live alum received death threats from the rapper's fans, which is partially why he has been in "trauma therapy" for months now, claimed the source, with another pointing out, "Getting death threats from [Kanye’s] fans and all the negative attention online doesn’t feel good for the average person — add someone who’s struggled with mental illness, and it’s even worse."
West had been trolling the former couple for months as their relationship heated up, often taking to his Instagram to make outlandish claims such as saying the SKIMS founder was keeping his children from her and the comedian could get his ex hooked on drugs.
The "Bound 2" artist also created a diss track titled "Eazy" where he raps he is going to "beat Pete Davidson's a**."
Kardashian was furious with her ex-husband for his latest bullying stunt and demanded that he take it down, which he eventually did, as the reality star "has been vigorously defending Pete."
Davidson has always been open about his mental health and even once trolled West — who has also publicly struggled with mental health problems — for the way he has gone about dealing with his struggles.
In a resurfaced 2018 clip from SNL, Davidson pointed out how the Grammy Award winner said he was “off” his meds at the time and that’s the "real him."
The King of Staten Island star, who also trolled West for wearing a "MAGA hat" to the set earlier that year, urged him to “take" his medication, stating: "No shame in the medicine game. I’m on them. It’s great. Take them. There’s nothing wrong with taking [medicines]."
“Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jack***, OK?” Davidson concluded. “I’m quoting my therapist, my mom, and my mailman.”
News broke last week that Kardashian and Davidson called it quits after nine months of dating.