Ariana Grande dumped Pete Davidson last week as you know, which is a lifetime ago for the two of them. She returned his ring and they have reportedly been getting support from their families. People quotes a source who says that Ariana is focusing on her work but that her friends and family are worried. Ariana performed last Tuesday for the upcoming Wicked special on NBC, which will air October 29th. She was seen with a bandaid covering the little tattoo of Pete’s name she has on her left ring finger. Pete has been trying to cover up some of the many tattoos he has for Ariana, something he had to do when he split with Cazzie David too. So when Pete joked at a gig over the weekend that he was stupid to get tattoos for a relationship that was a few weeks old, note that he did it for his last girlfriend and that his tattoo artist warned him not to do it. It’s not like he was dumb in love in this one instance. He joked during the performance that he was “0 for 2 in the tattoo department,” which could be interpreted as regret for just two tattoos. He’s referring to getting tattoos for two different girlfriends though, because he got around six tattoos for Ariana. To Pete’s credit, he was doing a benefit performance and he showed up despite needing to pull out of an earlier gig right after the breakup. Here’s some of what he said, thanks to US and E!:
[Pete Davidson performed] at the Judd and Pete for America benefit at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 20.
“Anybody have any open rooms?” he said. “I’m looking for a roommate.”
[Pete] was “not too down” and “laughing at some of his own jokes,” a source told Us. He gave further insight into his current mental state when an audience member interrupted him to ask about DBT, a.k.a. dialectical behavior therapy (the same type of treatment Selena Gomez is currently receiving).
“This is what they tell you when you have mental illness … they go, ‘Oh, you’re sad? Hold onto a pack of ice.’ Nobody knows what the f–k they’re doing … I’m f–king paying $2,000 dollars a session to hold f–king ice cubes,” he told the crowd. “They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re sad. Go listen to music.’ ‘Oh, thanks! Never thought of that.’”
He continued, “They’re like, ‘When you’re sad, you should distract yourself … all that stuff is bullshit … The only reason why I do all that stuff is so that way [like I], in my head, I’m like, ‘Well, I did it.’ I know it’s not gonna work, but I tried.” – From US
“So, obviously you know I, we [Ariana and I] broke up or whatever but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos,” he later continued. “And it was like in a magazine like, ‘Was Pete Davidson stupid?’ And 93% of it said yes,” Davidson told the audience. “So my boy, he was like, ‘Don’t listen to that s–t man. They’re literally f–king haters.’ And I’m like, yeah, f–k that. I’m not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, ‘Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.’”
[Organizer Judd] Apatow praised Davidson for showing up at the show, which took place three days after he was photographed for the first time since the breakup news, walking in New York City.
“Well, you put me on the flyer, I had to,” Davidson said, joking, “F–k my feelings.”
“I care more about America than your feelings, I do,” Apatow joked. “I care more about America than Pete’s feelings.”
“I feel like I am America,” Davidson said. “I’m a good guy that just keeps getting kicked in the dick. You’re like, ‘Ah, that f–king poor kid. Hope he doesn’t kill himself.’ That’s America.” – From E!
Most of that sounds funny and self deprecating except for the last part where he says he’s “America” because he’s a good guy who keeps getting kicked down. He still has his gig on SNL despite the fact that he can’t keep a straight face through most of the sketches. Most comedians would kill for that. (Did you see Don’t Think Twice?) I do think he’s funny but don’t consider him a standout. He may be heartbroken but he’s not down on his luck or persecuted because a pop star came to her senses and dumped him. He massively raised his profile from dating Ariana and he’s only going to get more opportunities from here. The dude has 2.5 million followers on Instagram despite not having any content.
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