Pete Davidson responds to Kanye West’s comments on Netflix Comedy Show – The Hollywood Reporter
Pete Davidson made his first public comments about being harassed by Kanye “Ye” West at this weekend’s Netflix Is a Joke festival, where he headlined two stand-up shows that were also recorded for the streamer.
Doing back-to-back sets for his “Pete Davidson and Best Friends” shows at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, the comedian began by remarking on what a weird year he’s had so far, joking about being scared of AIDS.
There were allegations earlier this year that West was trying to spread a rumor that Davidson had the disease. the Saturday Night Live The star was very publicly slammed by the rapper after Davidson began a relationship with West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian, with West harassing Davidson daily on Instagram and referencing him in “Eazy” – in the song’s video , the rapper beheads a clay version of Davidson.
Davidson joked that he went to the doctor to get tested for AIDS after West’s accusation because he was “a genius”, but was told he didn’t, just that he seemed to have. He gave several other nods to West’s comments throughout filming, including that none of his friends or fellow comedians knew how to give him advice on dealing with attacks and simply wished him luck; he then recalled going to a basketball game in December 2021 with Chris Rock and Jon Stewart, and how much had changed since then. “Chris got slapped, I got beheaded,” he teased, warning Stewart to watch his back.
Davidson also noted how people had asked him if he was mad at his friend Jack Harlow for collaborating on music with West, to which the comedian said he wasn’t, but would be if another friend like Bill Burr was going to West’s Sunday service. He also joked that he hoped West would pull a Mrs. Doubtfire and show up someday disguised as a housekeeper at his ex-wife’s house. Davidson did not mention Kardashian throughout the set and, after performing, brought up friends Giulio Gallarotti, Neko White, Carly Aquilino, Joey Gay, Derek Gaines, Jordan Rock and Dave Sirus for their own sets; he also introduced Machine Gun Kelly to close the night.
the Saturday Night Live the star remarked that the Friday show was only her third time on stage in three years; he made similar Western-focused comments as a special guest on Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl show on Thursday, and on Sunday he’s set to host Netflix comedy event “The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-up after making her red carpet debut with Kardashian on Saturday at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.