Fans Wonder Why Kanye West Can Date Other People Amid His Divorce, But Kim Kardashian Can’t

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are going through a very public divorce. The rapper has repeatedly declared that he wants to reunite his family and get the reality star back. But his actions, particularly dating a string of models, don’t align with his words. Fans are curious to know why West can have a girlfriend, yet he slams Kardashian’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson. Here’s what they are saying and the answers they came up with. 

Kim Kardashian has been dating Pete Davidson amid her divorce from Kanye West

Shapewear mogul Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West in February 2021 after seven years of marriage. She was recently granted her request to be legally single and drop the last name “West,” which she filed for in December 2021. 

Kardashian has been dating Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson since October 2021, when she hosted the long-running comedy show. The two celebrities sparked rumors that they were dating when they were spotted holding hands on a roller coaster over Halloween weekend.

Shortly after their Halloween date in California, Kardashian West and Davidson took their budding romance to Davidson’s hometown, Staten Island. In November 2021, they had a private dinner on the rooftop of Campania, an Italian restaurant. 

Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav posted the first official photos of the couple on social media, effectively making them Instagram official. Kardashian and Davidson have reportedly traveled to the Bahamas since then, marking their first international trip together. 

Kanye West has dated several women while divorcing Kim Kardashian

Rapper Kanye West has been saying that he wants to reconcile with Kim Kardashian, but his actions prove otherwise. In November 2021, West visited Skid Row, where he claimed that God would reunite him with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star.

“If the enemy can separate Kimye, there’s going to be millions of families that feel like that separation is OK,” the rapper said (per US Weekly). “When God … brings Kimye together, there’s going to be millions of families that are going to be influenced and see that they can overcome the work of the separation, of trauma of the devil that’s used to capitalize and keep people in misery while people step over homeless people to go to the Gucci store.”

But the rapper hasn’t let his dream of reuniting his family stop him from dating a bevy of other women during their separation. He has been spotted with Irina Shayk, Vinetria, Julia Fox, and Chaney Jones since Kardashian filed for divorce. 

West has also been slamming his ex’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, on social media. He threatened the SNL star in his song “Eazy,” and buried the comedian alive in the track’s accompanying music video. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pose together at an event.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West | David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Fans want to know why the rapper drags Pete Davidson and dates other women while claiming he wants to reconcile with his reality star ex

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian fans have been wondering why the rapper can date other people amid his divorce and even publicly slam his ex’s new partner, yet it’s unacceptable (at least, to West) for Kardashian to enjoy her romance with Pete Davidson. 

They speculated over this very question in a Reddit thread titled, “Why is Kanye allowed to have a girlfriend but Kim can’t have a boyfriend?”

The most widely accepted reason is that West wants to make Kardashian jealous by flaunting his new relationships. “He’s saying Kim can’t have a boyfriend, he wants Kim to say he can’t have a girlfriend. Then if his plan works they can get back together,” one Reddit user responded. “And it’s a stupid plan lol.”

Another fan agreed by writing, “He’s doing it to make Kim jealous. It’s tit for tat. Also I guess Kanye knows Pete personally so maybe there’s some extra bad blood because of that.” Although, as one Reddit user pointed out in a reply, “Kanye had a girlfriend before Kim was dating Pete.”

“Textbook manipulation tactic to try and make your ex jealous,” one Reddit user chimed in. “Lots of people do it, and just coz Kanye is a celebrity doesn’t mean he is above doing petty s— like that as we all know all too well by now. And him dating a girl who is basically a knock-off clone of Kim K is no accident.”

Other fans pointed to a larger issue in society, or perhaps just in West’s mindset, that could be contributing to the matter. “The patriarchy, is because,” one Reddit user wrote, while another commented, “Cause Ye a man and Kim a woman.”

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