If comedy is the thing that saves Pete Davidson — well, it also lost him Ariana Grande. But, hey, if she doesn’t get the joke…
Ariana Grande went on a (now-deleted) Twitter tirade against ex-fiancé Pete Davidson after Saturday Night Live released a promo for this week’s show in which he fake proposes to singer Maggie Rogers.
Harmless enough, right?
“For somebody who claims to hate relevancy you sure love clinging to it huh," she wrote before adding, "thank you, next" and "hell naw tho." She’s mad, in case you missed it.
The clip released on Thursday featured Pete alongside this week’s host Jonah Hill, and musical guest Maggie Rogers. In it, a blue-haired Pete says, “Hey, Maggie, I'm Pete. You wanna get married?” which she declines with a “no.” Pete then says, “0-for-three,” referencing his canceled engagement with Ariana and a possible engagement to his ex Cazzie David, daughter of comedian Larry David.
It seems this started to piss her off back when Pete appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM satellite show on Sept. 24. Howard’s sidekick Robin Quivers has a theory — she said she witnessed Ariana (off-air in the studio) turn ice cold when Howard and Pete joked about how hot the singer looked at Aretha Franklin’s funeral right in front of her. Robin said she picked up on a feeling then that things wouldn’t last very long between the two.
Cut to this season’s premiere of SNL on September 30, where Pete played a huge role in the episode, mostly for joking about how he’s engaged to the hottest girl ever and had the best summer of his life, which is something Ariana could see as maybe using her name to increase his own fame. In other words, she didn’t like it one bit, no matter what his intentions were. Now that they’re over, it could definitely feel like he’s still using her name.
My opinion? Sorry, Ariana, but it’s funny. And he's self-aware enough to realize it's ridiculous. It’s also his job.
The two split in October after four months. They were engaged just four weeks into dating.
At least we'll always have that Pete Davidson song.
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