Watch: Gene Simmons Says Kayne West Is “A Talented Guy, But He’s Out of His Mind”

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The new Kanye West music video has caught the attention of Gene Simmons, and the Kiss bassist says the rapper needs to “move on.”

If you aren’t aware, Kanye West recently released a music video for his song “Eazy,” which includes graphic depictions of him harming comedian and Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson (who is dating West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian).

On March 3rd, as reported by Blabbermouth, Simmons was approached by a TMZ cameraman and weighed in on the drama. As transcribed by Blabbermouth, Simmons said, “For the record, [Kanye’s] a talented guy. There’s no question about it. He’s out of his mind… This is your wife, the mother of your children. It’s not childish. There’s something clinically wrong with him, as he’s admitted.”

Simmons was also asked if he thought Kim and Pete should consider filing a restraining order against West, to which he said, “You don’t need to do that. Pete’s a cool guy [who] takes the high road. Just ignore it. At a certain point, if everybody misbehaves, they get bitchslapped…

“It’s, like, guy, you’ve got a roof over your head, you’ve got food in your tummy. You can do whatever you want. Get a hobby. That’s better. Leave him alone. Move on. Love your kids. Love the mother of your kids and let her make her own decision. She’s a grown-ass woman now and she doesn’t need your permission.”

On top of that, Simmons also shared his thoughts on how Kanye has been hanging out with a woman who looks a lot like a Kardashian model: model Chaney Jones.

“Being like that publicly, getting a Kim lookalike, it’s childish. And it’s not fair to this girl who happens to resemble Kim. Good for you. You can resemble anybody or anything, but don’t be a hand puppet to somebody who’s playing some kind of game.

“He needs to back off. He’s not a bad guy. But this is not even childish. There’s something — he admitted there’s something clinically wrong.”

You can watch the interview with Gene Simmons below. You can also find the Kanye West music video, “Eazy,” below as well.


Words by: Michael Pementel