/  01.17.2022

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken issue with the artwork for Kanye West and The Game’s single, “My Life was Never Eazy.”

On Friday (Jan. 14), shortly after the rappers debuted the cover art, the animal rights organization released a statement criticizing them for the artwork’s display of a hanging-skinned monkey.

“The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Billboard. “It makes it clear that when you remove the fur you can’t miss that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose, not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies or meat markets.”

After several posts teasing their collaboration, The Game and Ye ended fans’ anticipation on Thursday (Jan. 13) dropping the cover art hours before the song’s release. The announcement was succeeded by a leaked clip from the song, which heard West taking shots at Kim Kardashian’s new beau.

“God saved me from that crash,” he rapped. “Just so I can beat Pete Davidson‘s ass.” The diss has since made headlines, garnering a heap of comments from social media users.

Kanye really said “God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson‘s ass,” tweeted @323_Gabe. “Ye wants the smoke.”

“Pete Davidson’s been dissed by both Ariana Grande and Ye absolutely wild,” added @CharityYwaya.

In a third tweet, @rainnwilson suggested that Davidson and the Chicago rapper face off in a boxing match. “The Kanye West VS Pete Davidson fight on PPV would break every record,” he wrote. “Plus there could be some amazing rap and comedy. In fact, I think such an event could heal the wounds of our fractured nation. Let’s do it!”