WATCH: Pete Davidson Calls Kanye West A ‘Jackass’
Pete Davidson spoke on Kanye West’s recent controversial tirades from a mental health perspective. Pete, who has been open about his own mental illness, spoke truth to power saying that just because you’re mentally ill doesn’t give you permission to be an idiot.
“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,” he quipped. “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.”
He then addressed Kanye’s “Make America Great Again” hat, which Kanye claimed he was told not to wear. “He wore it all week,” Pete 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 [Kim Kardashian West] or every black person ever.”
“I know you’re like, ‘No, this is the real me, I’m off the meds.’ Take ’em!” Pete said. “There’s no shame in the medicine game. I’m on ’em. … If I ever got on a plane and the pilot said, ‘I just want you to know, this is the real me flying the plane,’ I’d jump out. Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jacka—.”