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Why Kanye West disappeared from public life

For months he was everywhere, posting his every thought as his life fell apart. Now, a friend reveals why we haven’t heard from Kanye in a while.

Kanye West’s friend Jason Lee has revealed why the Donda star really disappeared from social media and public life after his nasty feud with Kim Kardashian. The rapper made a series of public outbursts against his ex-wife amid their divorce.

However, all went quiet after Kanye, 44, dropped out of Coachella in April and deleted all his Instagram posts.

In an interview with Complex, Kanye’s personal friend and new head of media partnerships Jason Lee, 43, spoke out on the rapper’s recent social media silence.

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“Ye is the only person in control of Ye,” he said of the enigmatic designer, hitmaker, and Kardashian drama protagonist.

Alluding to the fraught situation with Kim, 41, Jason says that Kanye is now family-focused.

“He’s made the decision to put him and his children first — for the first time.”

The Yeezy billionaire shares North, eight; Holy, six; Chicago, oven; and Psalm, three, with his reality star ex.

However, Kanye recently broke his silence to announce a collaboration with McDonald’s.

Of the Atlanta-native’s future, Jason said: “He has some amazing people around him who are advising and supporting his creative visions.”

However, the new media boss didn’t choose to defend Kanye’s past actions, saying: “It doesn’t make what he said in the past or what he’s done okay.”

Lovers no more

Kim filed for divorce in February 2021 following nearly seven years of marriage and a year of tumultuous ups and downs – including Kanye’s failed presidential campaign.

He has since lashed out against his ex-wife through his music and social media posts.

Angry to see her moving on, he has launched nasty attacks on Kim’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, 28.

Kanye stormed off the set of Saturday Night Live when Kim hosted, and was outraged as she kissed Pete in a scripted skit.

In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, the outraged ex said: “How are you gonna bring me to SNL and then kiss the dude you dating right in front of me?”

Never ‘easy’

The dad-of-four purchased the $US4.5m home directly across the street from Kim’s $US60m mansion in LA.

He then put out a new song called EAZY that threatened her boyfriend.

The track was followed by two disturbing music videos which showed an animated character of him being up a character resembling Pete.

But the SNL star fought back and texted the bitter ex: “I’ve decided I’m not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet.

“Grow the f**k up.”

Meanwhile, Kim and Kanye are trying to navigate their new co-parenting relationship, while he has spent time in Tokyo with his new girlfriend Chaney Jones, 24.

The former couple have also fought over their eldest daughter North’s use of social media platforms, most notably her presence on TikTok.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.

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