On Sunday, March 13, after the rap artist began expressing more family-related grievances with his ex Kim Kardashian on Instagram, the Saturday Night Live comedian's friend Dave Sirus, his King of Staten Island co-writer, shared what he said was a "message" from Pete," who Ye has dissed online and in his music.
The post, which has since been deleted, contained a text exchange between Kanye and the SNL star, who rarely posts on social media. A source close to Ye confirmed to E! News that the texts are authentic.
"Yo it's Skete," Pete wrote to Kanye in a text—the images of which E! has redacted/edited for language, referring to a derogatory nickname the rap artist had given him. "I've decided that I'm not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I'm done being quiet. Grow the f---k up."
Kanye responded, "Oh you using profanity. Where are you right now?" Pete replied, "In bed with your wife," along with a selfie showing him lying on a bed. Kim, who Pete also defended as "literally the best mother I've ever met" in his texts to Ye, is not seen in the pic.
On his own Instagram page, Kanye referenced the conversation in a selfie video, while praying. "The boyfriend texts me, antagonizing me, bragging about being in bed with my wife," he said in the clip, which was later deleted. "I'm like, well, who's watching my children if he's texting me, bragging about being in bed with my wife?"
The source close to Kanye told E! News that Ye's "main focus is his children."
E! News has reached out to Pete and Kim's reps for comment and has not heard back. The comedian, known for his sense of humor on and offstage, had used Dave's Instagram to send a public message before—to pay tribute to late Full House star Bob Saget following the fellow comic's death in January.
In the texted selfie of Pete that was posted on Dave's page, the SNL star sports a tattoo that appears to read "Kim," located below one shoulder. It is unclear when he obtained it.
For weeks, Kanye has occasionally aired his grievances with Kim and Pete on his Instagram before deleting the posts. In February, after he broke his silence to insult the SNL star, Ye shared a different text exchange he had with the comedian.
In the recent text exchange Dave shared, Pete insulted Kanye over his social media posts while also offering him an olive branch.
"I'm in La for the day if you wanna stop being a little internet bitch boy and talk," the text read. "You don't scare me bro...Your actions are so p---y and embarrassing...It's so sad to watch you ruin ur legacy on the daily."
Kanye then invited Pete to attend his weekly Sunday Service, to which the SNL star responded, "Why don't we meet after Sunday service and saints game…I'll be at the BHH [Beverly Hills Hotel] we can have food and talk it out in my room. Privately one on one. Man to man."
He added, "What you are doing to your family is dangerous and going to scar them for life. Please handle these matters privately bro I beg you."