Pete Davidson has rejoined Instagram just days after Kanye West used the platform to publicly insult and threaten the comedian, who is currently dating his estranged wife Kim Kardashian.
Davidson’s verified Instagram page – under the handle ‘@pmd’ – went live on Wednesday, according to Page Six. It currently has zero posts and zero accounts on its ‘following’ list.
The SNL star, 28, has had a complicated relationship with social media and cited his mental health as the reason for originally deleting his Instagram in mid-2018.
Guess who’s back? Pete Davidson has rejoined Instagram just days after Kanye West used the platform to publicly insult and threaten the comedian, who is currently dating his estranged wife Kim Kardashian; Davidson pictured in 2021
He penned a statement to his fanbase at the time, writing: ‘No there’s nothing wrong. No nothing happened. No there’s nothing cryptic about anything. I just don’t want to be on Instagram anymore. Or on any social media platform.
‘The internet is an evil place and it doesn’t make me feel good. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life is f***ing lit. The fact that I even have to say this proves my point. I love you all and I’m sure I’ll be back at some point. your neighborhood goon, Pete.’
After a brief return, Davidson deleted the account for a second time in December 2018. He sparked concern after he published a note claiming he didn’t ‘want to be on this earth anymore.’
Page Six reports that Davidson had actually praised West at the time for speaking on his own mental health struggles in a post prior to his concerning statement and account deletion.
Nothing yet: Davidson’s verified Instagram page – under the handle ‘@pmd’ – went live on Wednesday, according to Page Six . It currently has zero posts and zero accounts on its ‘following’ list
It’s war: Davidson’s unexpected war with West ramped up on Sunday when the rapper called Davidson a ‘d***head’ and shared a screengrab of his private text to him; West pictured in 2019
The actor briefly returned to Instagram for the third time in April 2019. The account was deactivated by May 2019.
A year later, Davidson went live with his account for the fourth time to promote his film The King of Staten Island but, eventually, deleted the page.
Davidson’s unexpected war with West ramped up on Sunday when the rapper called Davidson a ‘d***head’ and shared a screengrab of his private text to him.
The comedian had texted the hitmaker: ‘…you as a man I’d never get in the way of your children. That’s a promise. How you guys go about raising your kids is your business and not mine. I do hope [some] day I can meet them and we can all be friends.’
West – who suffers from bipolar disorder – shared a snap of Pete with his friend Machine Gun Kelly in their underwear captioned: ‘No you will never meet my children.’
Shocking: Kanye – who suffers from bipolar disorder – shared a pantsless snap of Pete (R) with his friend Machine Gun Kelly (L) captioned: ‘No you will never meet my children’
Private exchange: West called Davidson a ‘d***head’ and shared a screengrab of his private text to him during his social media tirade
He had ‘no comment’ about a rumor that Ariana Grande ended her four-month engagement to Davidson over him allegedly sending intimate photos of the pair to her ex Mac Miller before his 2018 death.
West seemed especially outraged that the Staten Island native – who’s in the process of lasering off all 100 of his tattoos – once had his ‘hero’ Hillary Clinton inked on his calf.
‘When I tag people I’m just putting together the web. There are a group of people who run media and the election. Thank god for free speech.
‘Look at this d***head. I wonder if Instagram gonna shut down my page for dissing [Hillary] Clinton’s ex-boyfriend.’
Reaching out: After West’s public attack on Pete, the Stronger hitmaker shared text screenshots from Kardashian where she pleaded with him to stop putting her beau Davidson in danger
West added: ‘Y’all seen that tattoo but if I speak up then I’m crazy. I told you not going to use that one no more when a garbage man goes to work he gonna smell like trash but it’s time to take the trash out the house…You can Google the Hillary thing I’m not making this s* **up.’
The rapper has previously threatened to ‘beat Pete Davidson’s a**’ on a recent song from his upcoming album Donda 2.
Davidson entered into a romantic relationship with West’s ex wife Kim Kardashian in November after the pair hit off during the reality star’s Saturday Night Live hosting gig in October 2021.
After West’s public attack on Pete, the Stronger hitmaker shared text screenshots from Kardashian where she pleaded with him to stop putting her beau Davidson in danger.
Worrying: Kanye shared a shot from the 2001 film Baby Boy in which Ving Rhames put Tyrese Gibson in a chokehold, writing, ‘UPON MY WIFE’S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF’
The Grammy-winning artist shared a shot from the 2001 film Baby Boy on Monday, in which Ving Rhames puts Tyrese Gibson in a violent chokehold, writing, ‘UPON MY WIFE’S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF .’
He posted a series of screenshot of texts from Kim saying he was making things uncomfortable for the SNL star.
In the texts, Kardashian said, West was ‘creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will be all your fault,’ later saying, ‘There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be.’
The Can’t Tell Me Nothing rapper replied to his estranged wife via text, ‘I will always do everything to protect you and our family forever. And I listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete.’
In a subsequent post, Kardashian asked the Heartless vocalist why he couldn’t keep any of their conversations private, to which he responded, ‘Cause I got a text from my favorite person in the world.’
The Bound 2 rapper continued to Kardashian, ‘I’m your number one fan… Why wouldn’t I tell everyone!!!!’
Kanye West admits to HARASSING ex Kim Kardashian: Rapper promises to ‘work on his communication’ after sending estranged wife roses and threatening her boyfriend Pete Davidson
Damage control: Kanye then followed up his apology post with this comment about leading with ‘love’
On Monday, West admitted that his recent behavior towards estranged wife ‘came off’ as him ‘harassing’ the reality star.
‘I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability,’ the rapper stated in a lengthy mea culpa.
The rapper wrote in his Instagram post: ‘I’ve learned that using all caps makes people feel like I’m screaming at them. I’m working on my communication.’
‘I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders. Thank everybody for supporting me.’
‘I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability. I’m still learning in real time. I don’t have all the answers. To be a good leader is to be a good listener.’
In February 2021, Kardashian filed for divorce from West after nearly seven-years of marriage. The former couple share four children: North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two.
Over: Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February 19, 2021, after six years of marriage