Pete Davidson Jokes About Ariana Grande Break-Up Weeks After Troubling Note
Pete Davidson is kicking off 2019 with some laughs just weeks after friends and fans became worried about the comedian's wellbeing when he posted an alarming message over Instagram.
According to E! News, the 25 year old performed a stand-up comedy show in Boston, where he apparently poked fun at his former relationship as well as his fellow comedians.
Speaking about former fiancee Ariana Grande's monster hit 'thank u, next', Pete told the crowd:
"Here's the thing about the breakup song. Usually breakup songs you know who it's about but you don't really know. That G named all of us. Bam. She named all of us. And then, tells us, yeah, he has a big dick," he said -- referencing Ari's tweet that sparked the entire 'BDE' meme (if you're not familiar with the term, then DW -- we've got you covered).
He then spoke about the fact that the tune dropped moments before he was set to perform on Saturday Night Live.
"That sh*t came out before I had to put on a f**king duck hat and be like, 'derrrp here's the pizza!' So all my friends were there. It was a sad day. We didn't know it was going to happen."
"This won't be easy, this is rough," he continued. "So I start playing it. And we're all like, 'Ehhh… it's ok.' We're like 'okay, it's not that bad for you. It's bad, but it's not that bad for you.'"
He went on to explain to the audience that following the breakup, he met former Cleveland Cavaliers player Richard Jefferson who gave him some sage advice. According to Davidson, Jefferson told him, "I just want you to know, stay strong. Everyone's got your back. Don't worry about it."
Revealing to the crowd he had a sudden epiphany, he said, "So I'm driving home and I have an epiphany. That was like a beautiful moment, because if Richard Jefferson has taught us anything, it's that if you stick around long enough, you'll get a ring."
Davidson also said his mother had been receiving taunts following her son's break-up.
"She was walking in the hallway and some little f**king kid started singing 'thank u, next' to her. Me, I get it, but my mum?"
It comes after fans, friends and colleagues alike became concerned for the star in mid-December after he posted a worrying message about his declining mental health following constant abuse after the break-up, before immediately deleting his Instagram.
"I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," he wrote in a screenshot from the Apple note app. "I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer I can last. All I've ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so."
Since then, Davidson has been keeping close to pals such as rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who tweeted upon the release of the note, "I'm in the plane now on the way to see Pete. Gonna make sure he's good, I promise. Can't have my boy in the darkness like that."
Davidson has since been seen out with the rapper, most recently hanging on stage as MGK performed in late December.
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