Was Pete Davidson bullied as a kid? Comedian hit back at Kanye to ‘not look like a pushover’
“Kanye cursed him out and he just turned the other cheek. It was no surprise. Poor Pete’s been bullied ever since he was a kid,” a friend of Davidson said
Pete Davidson’s friends have explained why the comedian who initially ignored Kanye West’s attacks on him has begun hitting back. His childhood pals have claimed that he’s “tired of being a pushover for bullies”.
After knowing about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Davidson, West reportedly went out of control and began posting aggressive and abusive things about him. He even released a new music video for his album ‘Eazy’ that showed the rapper’s character as he was seen “dragging a lifeless body that is tied up by ropes with a bag over the head.” As he removed the bag, a face quite similar to Davidson’s was revealed.
The lyrics of the song went, “God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson's a**.” It also included a text at the end of the video that read, “EVERYONE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER / EXCEPT SKETE YOU KNOW WHO / JK HE'S FINE.”
Though Kim’s new beau had at first avoided West’s verbal attacks, it was recently revealed that he had an angry exchange with the 44-year-old. Davidson’s friend and ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer Dave Sirus shared their messages in which ‘The Suicide Squad’ star told West: “Yo it's Skeet. Can you please take a second to calm down? It's 8am in the morning. It doesn't gotta be like this. Kim is literally the best mother I've ever met. What she does for those kids is amazing and you are so f**king lucky that she's your kids' mom. I've decided I'm not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I'm done being quiet. Grow the f**k up.”
The ‘Donda’ singer then apparently replied: “Oh you using profanity. What are you doing right now?” To which Davidson said, “In bed with your wife,” while sharing a shirtless photo of himself. West then told him, “Happy to see you're out the hospital and rehab.” But the 28-year-old SNL star asked him to “stop being a lil internet b***h boy and talk IN PERSON,” before adding, “You don't scare me bro. Your actions are so p***y and embarrassing. It's so sad to watch you ruin your legacy in the daily. What you're doing to your family is dangerous and going to scar them for life.”
Explaining Davidson’s reaction, a longtime friend told The Sun, “Kanye cursed him out and he just turned the other cheek. It was no surprise. Poor Pete’s been bullied ever since he was a kid.” Johnny Potenza said: “Pete’s never been a fighter but it’s like he doesn’t want to look like a wimp. Kanye has just been picking fights and calling him names and it’s childish – a pathetic love drama.”
He added: “I became friends with Pete back in February 2010, when he appeared twice on my show. I was the first guy to ever interview him. A guy who was mentoring him introduced us. He was very humble but he never let on that he was being bullied and in those days when he was around older guys like me at comedy clubs, no one bothered him. I learned later about the bullying he’d gone through. Honestly, it seems like he’s overcome it and he’s probably had it with Kanye. He’s defending his woman, stepping up for her.”
Some of Davidson’s acquaintances reportedly believe that he became an easy target of West because of his own frankness about his tragic childhood. The ‘King of Staten Island’ actor was just seven when his father, who was a New York City firefighter, died during the 9/11 attack. He also apparently used to think that he was getting work out of sympathy.
Davidson’s mother, Amy, said, “It was sad how sad he was growing up.” The comedian had also reportedly confessed, “I tried to drown myself in the pool when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. I was trying to get my head stuck in the ladder in the deep end, so I would not be able to get up.” He had added: “I was in school having a rough time grieving so I was acting out a little bit. I didn't have any friends.”
It has been said that just like West, Davidson also suffers from bipolar disorder. He had apparently spoken about this with the ‘Graduation’ singer in a text, “Let me help you man. I struggle with mental stuff too. It’s not an easy journey, you don’t have to feel this way anymore. There’s no shame in having a little help. You’ll be so happy and at peace. I have your back even though you treat me like s**t because I want everything to be smooth.”