Pete Davidson Spends Time with Kanye West Months After Calling Him Out for' SNL' Trump Rant

Pete Davidson hung out with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at what appeared to be a birthday celebration for rapper Kid Cudi

Friends again? Almost four months after Pete Davidson slammed Kanye West‘s pro-Trump rant on Saturday Night Live, the comedian and the rapper spent time together at what appeared to be a birthday party for rapper Kid Cudi.

In a series of photos posted to her Instagram story and Twitter on Wednesday night, Kim Kardashian West documented the festivities, which also included actor Timothée Chalamet. Cudi also shared a photo of the gathering on Instagram.

“Happy Birthday @KidCudi,” Kardashian West, 38, captioned the photos of the four men laughing around a table, celebrating the rapper’s 35th birthday.

The pairing of West and Davidson at the intimate birthday celebration came as a surprise after Davidson’s prior comments regarding West’s pro-Trump rant on SNL.

In October, Davidson, 25, called out West, 41, on the Weekend Update segment of SNL after the rapper appeared on the previous week’s show as the musical guest and praised the president in a lengthy speech that did not make it to air. In the subsequent Weekend Update segment, Davidson wore a red hat that read “Make Kanye 2006 Again.”

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Referencing Davidson’s struggle with borderline personality disorder and West’s history with bipolar disorder, Davidson started, “First off, a lot of people thought [Weekend Update co-host Michael] Che should be the one to talk about Kanye, but we discussed it. Che’s black, but I’m crazy, and we both know which side of Kanye’s at the wheel right now.”

“Speaking strictly for myself, what Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve ever seen here, and I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern,” continued Davidson.


Pete Davidson and Kanye West

Davidson then addressed West’s “Make America Great Again” hat, which West claimed he was told not to wear. “He wore it all week,” Davidson refuted. “Nobody told him not to wear it. I wish I bullied you. I wish I would have suggested that it might upset some people, like your wife or every black person ever.”

In his extensive rant the week prior, West said, “It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.”

In December, Davidson took a different stance toward the rapper, defending West after he criticized the comedian’s ex, Ariana Grande, 25, for a joke she made regarding West’s feud with Drake — which West claimed made light of his mental health.

“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” Davidson, who has previously spoken about the negative effects bullying has on his illness, wrote in a since-deleted Instagram.

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“I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye,” he continued.

Although Davidson did not address Grande by name, he added, “No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”

Shortly after defending West, Davidson posted an alarming message on the platform, writing, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last.”

The star has since spoken out about the incident, appearing in another Weekend Update segment earlier this month and joking about his mental health in good spirits.

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