Laughing it off! Pete Davidson put a playful spin on his feud with Kanye West whereas performing on the Netflix Is a Joke pageant — and he threw slightly shade within the course of.
Davidson, 28, took the stage on the Los Angeles occasion on Friday, April 29. In a clip launched by the streaming platform one week later, the Saturday Evening Stay star started by asking the viewers about their years.
“I’ve had a very bizarre yr,” he quipped. “I had an AIDS scare this yr. Yeah, I did. And also you’re like, ‘Pete, wow. What’s occurring in your life? Are you sharing needles, doing heroin? Are you having tons of unprotected intercourse?’ No, Kanye informed me I had AIDS. And he’s a genius, so I used to be like, ‘Oh, f–ok.’”
The King of Staten Island star was seemingly referring to a TMZ report from January that alleged that West, 44, was spreading rumors about Davidson’s well being amid his romance with Kim Kardashian. On the time, a rep for the Yeezy designer denied the “nonsense” story.
Davidson, nevertheless, joked that he took the claims to coronary heart. “I used to be like, ‘I higher name my physician. The man who made School Dropout thinks I’ve AIDS,’” the comic continued. “So … I truly bought checked, ’trigger I used to be like, ‘Perhaps he’s proper, I don’t know.’ My physician informed me I don’t have AIDS, I simply appear like I’ve AIDS. It’s a very completely different factor.”
The Man Code alum went on to elucidate why he discovered West’s allegations “so humorous,” telling the group, “AIDS is simply such an old-fashioned factor. … It’s like such a ’90s, early 2000s factor to [say]. John Mulaney referred to as me, he was like, ‘AIDS? You need to unfold a rumor that he has polio.’”
West has been at odds with Davidson because the Meet Cute star started relationship Kardashian, 41, final fall. Earlier this yr, the Grammy winner shared a string of Instagram posts dissing the New York native and declaring he needed to get Kardashian again after she filed for divorce in February 2021. The drama grew extra critical after West dropped the video for his music “Eazy,” which confirmed an animated model of the comic being kidnapped and bodily harmed.
“Does anyone else secretly hope that, like, Kanye pulls a Mrs. Doubtfire?” the Set It Up actor stated on stage. “Like, [they] come house someday and so they’re like, ‘That is the brand new housekeeper,’ and he’s like, ‘What’s up, fam?’”
Because the viewers burst into laughter, Davidson confessed that his feud with West has been “a very bizarre factor to undergo” in public. “Persons are making an attempt to present you recommendation, however even associates which might be older, they’re like, ‘I don’t know,’” he stated. “They’re like, ‘He seems fairly mad, bro. Good luck. Sorry. Right here for those who want.’ However, like, no recommendation. … Individuals ask me bizarre questions, that’s the one factor I don’t like.”
Regardless of the drama, Kardashian and Davidson’s romance has been going sturdy. The couple made their purple carpet debut on the White Home Correspondents Dinner earlier than attending the Met Gala collectively on Monday, Could 2.
“I believe that, you already know, typically issues occur once you simply least count on it. It was the very last thing that I used to be actually planning on,” the fact star gushed of her relationship on the “Making Area” podcast final month. “I undoubtedly took my time. … When it did occur, we have been type of, like, ‘Oh, my God, I wasn’t planning on this. And this isn’t even what I used to be considering of,’ and it simply makes it that a lot sweeter and a lot extra enjoyable.”