PETA Slams Kanye West for Game’s Use of Flayed Monkey Photo – Billboard
Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and The Game are being slammed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) after posting an image of a skinned monkey to promote their upcoming collaboration.
On Thursday, January 13, Ye and The Game posted identical images on Instagram to promote their new song. “MY LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN EASY,” they captioned their respective posts.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk gave Billboard a statement Friday, January 14 in response to the image the rappers posted on social media: “The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes full bodies, in the markets of the meat from all over the world and it’s clear that when you take the fur off you can’t miss there’s a person in there and they’re primates and they’re not ours to abuse end whatsoever – not in labs, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets.
In a 2018 Billboard interview, The Game said he still supports the controversial ‘Off the Grid’ MC following his laudable thoughts on slavery as a ‘choice’ in the viral TMZ interview. “Kanye will always be a friend of mine and while I don’t necessarily agree with his views on some topics, that’s what separates us as individuals,” he wrote in a post. E-mail. The two have a long musical history, including their 2006 collaboration “Wouldn’t Get Far” and Ye-produced “Dreams” from The Game’s 2005 debut album. The documentary.
The two were also spotted in the recording studio recently alongside fellow MC A$AP Rocky and Pusha T as well as soccer player Antonio Brown, who fanned the flames over recent collaboration rumors.