On Saturday, December 15, Pete Davidson made a cryptic and very alarming post to Instagram. “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore,” wrote Davidson. “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.”
Fans and friends were worried that Davidson, who was backstage at Saturday Night Live at the time, was suicidal. Among the many who reached out was Ariana Grande. She reportedly visited the NBC Studios and tried to see him, but he refused.
"I'm downstairs and I'm not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything," she tweeted to Davidson. "I know u have everyone u need and that's not me, but i'm here too."
Grande has since deleted the tweet. Davidson's troublesome post was written not long after he chastised Grande for mocking Kanye West. She wrote about Kanye's feud with Drake, "Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping beautiful, new songs tonight. If y'all could please jus behave for like a few hours so the girls can shine that'd be so sick thank u."
Davidson responded, "Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health. I can't explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this."
He went on to say, "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."
Kanye himself also replied, saying, "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. 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."
"i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today," she apologized in a now-deleted tweet.