In his final SNL episode, Pete Davidson joked about West and his engagement to Ariana Grande.
On Saturday, 21 May, Before the season finale aired, Pete Davidson shared an emotional post on Instagram explaining that that night’s episode would be his last.
In his opening remarks, Pete Davidson referenced his relationship with Kim and his much-publicized spat with her ex-husband West.
“Hello Colin and [Michael] Che and millions of people only watching to see if I bring up Kanye,” Pete 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 no one knew what race I was. Now everyone knows I’m white because I became hugely successful while barely showing up to work.”
Asked by Jost if he was “officially leaving,” Davidson quipped: “Yeah, man, Lorne [Michaels] accidentally gifted me a sock, so I’m free.”
Later in the segment, Pete Davidson said that he would miss showrunner Michaels, adding that the producer “always gives the best advice.”
“I’ll never forget this. 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 dear life!’”
Davidson then recalled his first audition for the show, when Michaels “looked me right in the eye” and told him: “‘I don’t think you’re right for this show, so let’s screw this up together.’”