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Kanye Attempts To Bury The Hatchet With Profile Picture



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Anyone keeping up with hip-hop news over the past few weeks is undoubtedly familiar with the ongoing conflict between Kanye West and the Jenner-Kardashian family. Following the divorce between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, bad relations were expected. Unfortunately, the split failed to be either quick or amicable. Over the past few weeks Ye has made his grievances public, making several notable allegations. The most explosive allegation is his belief that the matriarch acted as a Hugh Hefner-like figure. 

How We Got Here

This came during an infamous social media tirade in which Kanye wrote, “They [his children with Kim Kardashian] will not do playboy and sextapes.” The post quickly gained more traction after Ray J commented on his support for West’s assertions against Kris Jenner. Ray J’s comment is consistent with the story he has always maintained; that the notorious leaked video of him and Kim Kardashian leaked with the approval of Kim’s family. The R&B singer even alleged that Kris Jenner arranged for him to meet with Steve Hirsh. Hirsh is a noted pornographer. Ray J’s suggestion seems to be that this, in some way, led to the eventual release of the tape. Such allegations led to even higher tensions between both parties. However, now Ye appears to be presenting an olive branch to Jenner.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

On Wednesday, September 28th, West changed his Instagram profile picture to an image of Kris Jenner. Later he clarified his decision to do so. West wrote, “I posted Kris with thoughts of peace and respect.” In addition, he stated that it was time to change the narrative. It is still unclear what the new narrative aims to be or how Kanye plans to bring about his change. However, of note in this situation is that the aim is peace. Peace is a tenet that a proclaimed Christian like West strives for. While it remains to be seen how Kanye or Jenner will move forward, it seems well to wish peace for both parties involved for the time being.

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