After sharing an alarming message regarding suicidal thoughts on Saturday, Dec. 15, Pete Davidson is getting all the support he needs. Ex-fiancée Ariana Grande was one of those people who wanted to help, but according to Us Weekly, he refused to see her.
A source who spoke to the outlet revealed that the “thank u, next” singer went to the NBC studios in hopes of speaking to Pete who had been prepping for SNL. “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet at the time, suggesting she was waiting for Pete.
Ari’s tweet came hours after Pete openly talked about his struggles. “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. 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,” he wrote. Shortly after, the NYPD “made a wellness check” on him and fortunately, the comedian is OK.
While it isn’t known what exactly triggered Pete’s post, many believe it had to do with the backlash that came with him standing up for Kanye West after the rapper slammed Ari. “Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i are dropping beautiful, new songs tonight. If y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine, that’d be so sick. thank u,” Ariana tweeted on Thursday, Dec. 13, in reference to Kanye’s Twitter fight with Drake.
Kanye then called her out on Twitter. “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm, but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” he said. “All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health, so @ArianaGrande, you know I got love for you, but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok, don’t use me or this moment to promote a song.” Ariana then apologized.
I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me pic.twitter.com/T9VXaIj9MX
— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
Pete defended Kanye, which got him lots of harsh criticism. “Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” he wrote on Instagram. “I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”
We’re just glad Pete is getting the help he needs.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.