Pete Davidson joked about Kanye West and his engagement to Ariana Grande at the end saturday night live episode.
Join Davidson SNL in 2014 at the age of 20, making him one of the youngest featured artists in the gallery’s five-decade history.
Before the season finale aired on Saturday (May 21), Davidson shares an emotional post on Instagram noting that tonight’s episode will be his last.
Appearing alongside Colin Jost on the Weekend Update section of the show, Davidson joked about his time on the show and his “strange” year in the public eye.
In his opening remarks, the 28-year-old referenced his relationship with Kim Kardashian and his much-publicized feud with ex-husband Kanye West.
hello colin and [Michael] “Che and millions of people are watching just to see if I bring Kanye,” Davidson said.
“I never imagined this would be my life,” he said. Look at me when I started here. At that time, he was just a skinny kid and no one knew what race he was. Now everyone knows I’m white because I was so successful while hardly going to work.”
Asked by Jost if he was “officially leaving,” Davidson quipped, “Yeah, man, Lorne.” [Michaels] He gave me a sock by mistake, so I’m free.”
Later in the segment, Davidson said he would miss showrunner Michaels, adding that the producer “always gives the best advice.”
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“I will never forget this. I called him when I got engaged and was like, ‘Lauren, I just got engaged to Ariana Grande after dating for two weeks,’ and he was like, ‘Oh wait life!
Davidson later recalled his first audition for the show, when he “looked me right in the eye” and told him, “I don’t think you’re a good fit for this show, so let’s screw it up together.”
Davidson Papers SNL Along with cast members Kate McKinnon, Eddie Bryant and Kyle Mooney.