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Kanye West takes aim at ex Kim Kardashian’s beau Pete Davidson at Miami listening party for Donda 2


Kanye West put on a delayed performance on Tuesday for what appeared to be his upcoming Donda 2 album at LoanDepot Park stadium in Miami, Florida.

The 44-year-old rapper appeared to take aim at his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson in multiple songs, including one referencing her fears that Kanye’s behavior was compromising Pete’s safety.

The hitmaker didn’t miss an opportunity to shock viewers by again recruiting shock rocker Marilyn Manson — who has been accused by multiple women of sexual and psychological abuse — as well as Alicia Keys, DaBaby and Migos.

Back for more: Kanye West, 44, appeared to take aim at his ex Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson at his Donda 2 listening event on Tuesday at LoanDepot Park stadium in Miami, Florida

In the song Eazy, which was released last month, West rapped, ‘God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s a**.’

The following son, apparently titled Security, included lines about putting someone’s ‘security at risk.’

The hitmaker didn’t single out his estranged wife or her SNL star boyfriend, but references to family photos made it sound as if he was referring to his own family situation.   

‘Pop some, I ain’t getting frisked. I put your security at risk. Pop some I ain’t getting frisked. I put your security at risk,’ West rapped over the soundtrack, according to The Sun.

‘Ok we gon’ make this an event? y’all gone need security for this,’ he continued, adding, ‘Security gon’ need security for this.’

He continued: ‘Never take the family picture off the fridge. Never stand between a man and his kids. Y’all ain’t got enough security for this.

‘I put your security at risk. I make your security all quit, like ‘we ain’t gettin paid enough for this.’    

Controversial: The hitmaker didn't miss an opportunity to shock viewers by again recruiting shock rocker Marilyn Manson — who has been accused by multiple women of sexual and psychological abuse — as well as Alicia Keys, DaBaby and Migos

Controversial: The hitmaker didn’t miss an opportunity to shock viewers by again recruiting shock rocker Marilyn Manson — who has been accused by multiple women of sexual and psychological abuse — as well as Alicia Keys, DaBaby and Migos

Art imitates life: Some of the songs Kanye performed appeared to reference his ongoing feud with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend Pete Davidson

Art imitates life: Some of the songs Kanye performed appeared to reference his ongoing feud with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend Pete Davidson

Mocking: One song, apparently titled Security, appeared to reference a text from Kim that Kanye leaked in which she complained that he was putting Pete Davidson's safety at risk

Mocking: One song, apparently titled Security, appeared to reference a text from Kim that Kanye leaked in which she complained that he was putting Pete Davidson’s safety at risk

On fire: The performance opened with new song True Love, with the vocals and Kanye's rapping being broadcast as the house began to burn

On fire: The performance opened with new song True Love, with the vocals and Kanye’s rapping being broadcast as the house began to burn

Kanye was dressed in head-to-toe black as he rapped outside of a burned out replica of his childhood home that was surrounded by a shallow pond. 

He appeared to be wearing piercing light-colored contacts that made his eyes stand out.

He was covered in a bulky black leather jacket while wearing matching pants, though he skipped the striking balaclavas he has favored in recent months and instead revealed his face. 

The performance opened with new song True Love, with the vocals and Kanye’s rapping being broadcast as the house began to burn.

The man of the hour initial stood off to the side of the stage area, away from the blaze. 

As it was a performance of the album — or at least an early version of the album — West didn’t rap live. Instead, he paced around the stage, occasionally dancing to his verses or the chorus.

Out of harm's way: The man of the hour initial stood off to the side of the stage area, away from the blaze

Out of harm’s way: The man of the hour initial stood off to the side of the stage area, away from the blaze

As it was a performance of the album — or at least an early version of the album — West didn't rap live. Instead, he paced around the stage, occasionally dancing to his verses or the chorus

As it was a performance of the album — or at least an early version of the album — West didn’t rap live. Instead, he paced around the stage, occasionally dancing to his verses or the chorus

Among the high-profile guest appearances in the first half of the performance was from Migos.

The trio, comprised of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, surrounded Kanye in the small pond around his house set.

They were featured on the song Kid We Did It, which was shown in an apparent set list that Quavo posted to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday night.

The trio appeared to be lip syncing along with their verses, though they weren’t amplified. 

Guest stars: Among the high-profile guest appearances in the first half of the performance was from Migos. The trio, comprised of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, surrounded Kanye in the small pond around his house set

Guest stars: Among the high-profile guest appearances in the first half of the performance was from Migos. The trio, comprised of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, surrounded Kanye in the small pond around his house set

The show: They were featured on the song Kid We Did It, which was shown in an apparent set list that Quavo posted to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday night

The show: They were featured on the song Kid We Did It, which was shown in an apparent set list that Quavo posted to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday night

Odd company: He was joined on Jail by shock rocker Marilyn Manson and DaBaby

Odd company: He was joined on Jail by shock rocker Marilyn Manson and DaBaby

Let there be light: After wrapping up the performance with Off The Grid, their was a burst of intense fireworks and explosions pointed straight into the sky

Let there be light: After wrapping up the performance with Off The Grid, their was a burst of intense fireworks and explosions pointed straight into the sky

After the short first half of the concert, which appeared to be devoted to Donda 2, Kanye returned and rapped in person for some previously released songs that had appeared on the original Donda.

He was joined on Jail by shock rocker Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. After wrapping up the performance with Off The Grid, their was a burst of intense fireworks and explosions pointed straight into the sky. 

Earlier, Alicia Keys was unmissable in a vibrant yellow outfit as she became one of the first arrivals at the highly anticipated listening event.

The 41-year-old singer–songwriter was spotted stepping out of her SUV at Miami’s LoanDepot Park stadium, where West was set to debut the album.

The rapper’s latest musical premiere comes amid his ongoing feuds with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, 41, and her comedian boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, which he has carried out publicly on social media.

Alicia was unmissable in her busty neon yellow crop top, which featured a strap across her toned midriff.

All eyes on her: Alicia Keys, 41, stood out in a vibrant yellow ensemble as she arrived at Kanye West's Donda 2 listening event at LoanDepot Park stadium in Miami on Tuesday

All eyes on her: Alicia Keys, 41, stood out in a vibrant yellow ensemble as she arrived at Kanye West’s Donda 2 listening event at LoanDepot Park stadium in Miami on Tuesday

Staying on theme: Alicia wore a busty neon yellow crop top with high-waisted figure-hugging pants and yellow pumps

Staying on theme: Alicia wore a busty neon yellow crop top with high-waisted figure-hugging pants and yellow pumps

Great mood: The singer and pianist beamed as she exited her SUV. She had her dark hair tied back in a bun and wore chunky sunglasses with gold hoop earrings

Great mood: The singer and pianist beamed as she exited her SUV. She had her dark hair tied back in a bun and wore chunky sunglasses with gold hoop earrings

On hand: Alicia was one of the guest performers at Kanye's event. Both West and Keys appeared on Fivio Foreign's recently released single City of Gods, which was performed at the show

On hand: Alicia was one of the guest performers at Kanye’s event. Both West and Keys appeared on Fivio Foreign’s recently released single City of Gods, which was performed at the show

Leading the way: She started off the song with her vocals while playing piano, and later she stood to join Fivio Foreign and Kanye

Leading the way: She started off the song with her vocals while playing piano, and later she stood to join Fivio Foreign and Kanye

She matched the top with a set of high-waisted figure-hugging yellow pants, and she elevated her 5ft6in stature with yellow pumps. 

The hitmaker completed her ensemble with a long yellow hooded raincoat.

She kept her hair more casual, tying her dark tresses into a bun while she covered up with chunk dark sunglasses and wore gold hoop earrings. 

Alicia was one of the guest performers at Kanye’s event. Both West and Keys appeared on Fivio Foreign’s recently released single City of Gods, which was performed at the show.

She started off the song with her vocals while playing piano, and later she stood to join Fivio Foreign and Kanye. 

Taking it all in: Also spotted at the listening event was rapper French Montana

Taking it all in: Also spotted at the listening event was rapper French Montana

Up in the air: He watched from a balcony with a group of friends

Up in the air: He watched from a balcony with a group of friends

Casual: He was dressed in a dark outfit with silver chains around his neck and braids dangling in his face

Casual: He was dressed in a dark outfit with silver chains around his neck and braids dangling in his face

Collaborators: Kanye previously appeared on French Montana's 2016 single Figure It Out

Collaborators: Kanye previously appeared on French Montana’s 2016 single Figure It Out

MIA: However, the rapper doesn't appear to be featured on Donda 2

MIA: However, the rapper doesn’t appear to be featured on Donda 2

Also spotted at the listening event was rapper French Montana, who watched from a balcony with a group of friends.

He was dressed in a dark outfit with silver chains around his neck and braids dangling in his face.

He appeared to be chatting with his pals and smiling throughout much of the concert.

Kanye previously appeared on French Montana’s 2016 single Figure It Out, though the rapper doesn’t appear to be featured on Donda 2. 

At home: Just as he did with his previous listening events for Donda, Kanye is allowing fans at home the chance to livestream the performance on his Stem Player website; LoanDepot Park pictured

At home: Just as he did with his previous listening events for Donda, Kanye is allowing fans at home the chance to livestream the performance on his Stem Player website; LoanDepot Park pictured

From afar: Viewers who visited the website were initially shown a swirling circle of colors that pulsate to a heartbeat sound, but viewers could also watch a livestream in IMAX theaters

From afar: Viewers who visited the website were initially shown a swirling circle of colors that pulsate to a heartbeat sound, but viewers could also watch a livestream in IMAX theaters

Just as he did with his previous listening events for Donda, Kanye is allowing fans at home the chance to livestream the performance.

Viewers can watch the show on the website for the rapper’s Stem Player, a device he’s selling that is supposed to allow users to break down songs into individual snippets and instrumental or vocal parts that can then be remixed.

West has previously eschewed several streaming services with the release of his album The Life Of Pablo, which initially was only available on Tidal and via a downloadable version from his website.

However, he eventually relented, and the album was made available to stream or purchase on most major services.

The show was set to begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, but as with nearly any performance involving West, the show hadn’t started by then.

Viewers who visited the website were initially shown a swirling circle of colors that pulsate to a heartbeat sound. 

Pricy: Kanye previously tweeted that his new album Donda 2 would only be available to stream on his Stem Player, which costs about $230 on his website once tax and shipping costs are added in

Pricy: Kanye previously tweeted that his new album Donda 2 would only be available to stream on his Stem Player, which costs about $230 on his website once tax and shipping costs are added in

Change of heart: He previously only released his album The Life Of Pablo on Tidal, but later relented and sold or streamed it on most major platforms

Change of heart: He previously only released his album The Life Of Pablo on Tidal, but later relented and sold or streamed it on most major platforms

Fans looking for a higher-quality version of the performance could view the livestream in IMAX theaters across the country, though it’s unclear how the delay in the show’s start affected those screenings. 

The hitmaker previously livestreamed his Free Larry Hoover benefit concert, which saw him ending his feud with his co-headliner Drake, on Amazon Prime.

Kanye previously tweeted that his new album Donda 2 would only be available to stream on his Stem Player, which costs about $230 on his website once tax and shipping costs are added in.

The players are supposed to come preloaded with Donda 2, and users will be able to break down the songs into ‘stems.’ 

After Kanye announced that the album would only be available on Stem Players, he claimed to have sold more than 6,200 of the musical device, which amounted to more than $1.2 million in sales.   

Making bank: After Kanye announced that the album would only be available on Stem Players, he claimed to have sold more than 6,200 of the musical device, which amounted to more than $1.2 million in sales

Making bank: After Kanye announced that the album would only be available on Stem Players, he claimed to have sold more than 6,200 of the musical device, which amounted to more than $1.2 million in sales

Fiery: Previous listening events for West's last album, titled Donda after his late mother's first name, featured a replica of the rapper's childhood home, which was set ablaze during the performance

Fiery: Previous listening events for West’s last album, titled Donda after his late mother’s first name, featured a replica of the rapper’s childhood home, which was set ablaze during the performance

Back for more? The current set appears to feature another replica of his old home, but this one appeared to be blackened from fire, though it's unclear if it is the same structure that was previously used

Back for more? The current set appears to feature another replica of his old home, but this one appeared to be blackened from fire, though it’s unclear if it is the same structure that was previously used

Although Kanye explained that he was able to make much more money by keeping sales of his album through his own player, most of his audience may be unwilling to spend more than $200 dollars for a device to legally listen to his album.

The rapper and producer may also relent in the future and make the album more widely available, as he did with The Life Of Palbo. 

Earlier on Tuesday, The Daily Beast noted that many of the Monster rapper’s fans were upset after the album failed to drop at midnight, as it was set to be released on Tuesday.

However, he may have always intended to wait to release the album until after the live performance. 

Tickets to the in-person listening event were available starting at $85, and the stadium appeared to be packed after doors opened.

Previous listening events for West’s last album, titled Donda after his late mother’s first name, featured a replica of the rapper’s childhood home, which was set ablaze during the performance. 

Making a buck: As with his previous listening events and Sunday Service performances, Kanye appeared to be selling pricy merchandise to his most loyal fans

Making a buck: As with his previous listening events and Sunday Service performances, Kanye appeared to be selling pricy merchandise to his most loyal fans

Merch table: The show at in Miami featured several charcoal hoodies and shirts, including items from his ongoing collaboration between his Yeezy brand and Gap

Merch table: The show at in Miami featured several charcoal hoodies and shirts, including items from his ongoing collaboration between his Yeezy brand and Gap

Upscale: Last month, the rapper announced a new Gap collaboration incorporating the luxury brand Balenciaga, though it wasn't clear if any of the Balenciaga-designed items were being sold

Upscale: Last month, the rapper announced a new Gap collaboration incorporating the luxury brand Balenciaga, though it wasn’t clear if any of the Balenciaga-designed items were being sold

In his feelings: Last week, Kanye wrote that it was 'bittersweet' to see billboards in Times Square featuring his ex posing in Balenciaga ensembles

In his feelings: Last week, Kanye wrote that it was ‘bittersweet’ to see billboards in Times Square featuring his ex posing in Balenciaga ensembles

West himself was lit on fire after recreating his wedding to Kim Kardashian.

The current set appears to feature another replica of his old home, but this one appeared to be blackened from fire, though it’s unclear if it is the same structure that was previously set on fire or a newly created building.   

As with his previous listening events and Sunday Service performances, Kanye appeared to be selling pricy merchandise to his most loyal fans.

The show at in Miami featured several charcoal hoodies and shirts, including items from his ongoing collaboration between his Yeezy brand and Gap.

Last month, the rapper announced a new Gap collaboration incorporating the luxury brand Balenciaga, which he and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian have been closely associated with since last year, though it wasn’t clear if any of the Balenciaga-designed items were being sold at the show.

Last week, Kanye wrote that it was ‘bittersweet’ to see billboards in Times Square featuring his ex posing in Balenciaga ensembles.

He added that it was ‘awesome’ and wished for ‘all positive energy,’ but he notably didn’t clarify if his statement was intended as an olive branch to Kim, or if he was merely wishing the best for the brand he had a business arrangement with.

Confusing: He added that it was 'awesome' and wished for 'all positive energy,' but he notably didn't clarify if his statement was intended as an olive branch to Kim, or if he was wishing the best for the brand

Confusing: He added that it was ‘awesome’ and wished for ‘all positive energy,’ but he notably didn’t clarify if his statement was intended as an olive branch to Kim, or if he was wishing the best for the brand

Taking his time: The show was packed hours before it was set to begin at 9 p.m ET/6 p.m. ET, but the show was delayed

Taking his time: The show was packed hours before it was set to begin at 9 p.m ET/6 p.m. ET, but the show was delayed

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