SNL: Pete Davidson jokes about Kanye West and Ariana Grande’s engagement in his latest episode

SNL: Pete Davidson jokes about Kanye West and Ariana Grande’s engagement in his latest episode

Pete Davidson joked about Kanye West and his engagement to Ariana Grande during his finale Saturday Night Live episode.

Davidson joined SNL in 2014 at the age of 20, making him one of the youngest star performers in the show’s five-decade history.

Ahead of the season finale airing on Saturday, May 21, Davidson shared an emotional Instagram post explaining that tonight’s episode would be his last.

Appearing alongside Colin Jost in the show’s Weekend Update segment, Davidson joked about his time on the show and his “strange” year in the public eye.

In his opening remarks, the 28-year-old referenced his relationship with Kim Kardashian and his high-profile spat with ex-husband Kanye West.

“Hello Colin and [Michael] Che and millions of people just watch to see if I bring up Kanye,” Davidson said.

“I never imagined this would be my life,” he said. “Look at me when I started here. Back then I was just a skinny kid and nobody knew what race I was. Now everyone knows I’m white because I was hugely successful while barely showing up for work.

Asked by Jost if he was “officially leaving”, Davidson joked: “Yeah man, Lorne [Michaels] accidentally offered me a sock, so I’m free.

Later in the segment, Davidson said he was going to miss showrunner Michaels, adding that the producer “always gives the best advice.”

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Davidson and Grande dated 2018

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“I will never forget that. I called him when I got engaged, I said, “Lorne, I just got engaged to Ariana Grande after dating for two weeks” and he said, “Oh, hold on for life!”

Davidson then recalled his first audition for the show, when Michaels “looked me straight in the eye” and said, “‘I don’t think you’re right on this show, so let’s screw this up together. “”

Davidson leaves SNL alongside actors Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney.

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