On Saturday (December 15), Pete Davidson had friends and loved ones worried after posting an alarming note before deleting his Instagram account.
“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. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so,” Pete stated in his note.
Stars flooded social media with messages of support for the comedian – including ex-fiance Ariana Grande, who rushed to the set of SNL.
“I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but I’m here too,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
TMZ reports that, after getting a heads up from friends that Ari contacted, “Pete alerted his security to hold his ex-fiancee at bay when she arrived at the building.”
“She tweeted and reached out. She tried to contact him and rushed to see him. But, he didn’t want to talk to her and made it clear,” a source also told E! News. “She has been worried sick, but doesn’t know what else she can do.”
Another source told Hollywood Life “Pete was in no mood to see Ariana when she stopped by the studio.” The source also went on to explain that Pete knew his ex had good intentions. “Although Pete knows Ariana was trying to be supportive, he obviously was not in a good place emotionally, and felt that seeing her would have been too painful for him at that point. Pete has been doing his best to move on with his own life after a rough breakup with Ariana and feels it would have opened up old wounds to be face to face with her again.”
He did see his Big Time Adolescence co-star, Machine Gun Kelly, who flew in to see him.
“im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he’s good, i promise. can’t have my boy in the darkness like that,” MGK tweeted, presumably after reading Pete’s heartbreaking note.
The two were spotted sharing a bro-hug outside the Four Seasons hotel after the show.
Pete only appeared briefly during the live broadcast of Saturday’s SNL episode – to introduce Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon as the show’s musical guests. And, according to E! News, the NYPD has performed a wellness check on the star at the studios in 30 Rock earlier that day.
“Pete was alone and in a very dire place when he posted,” the source said. “He has been with friends ever since and they are trying to help him get through this. He doesn’t want to be in contact with Ariana or hear what she has to say.”
So far, Pete hasn’t commented about his note or deleting his Instagram account.
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Ari is understandably concerned for Pete’s well-being. She lost her ex, rapper Mac Miller, to an accidental drug overdose earlier this year and it appears she’s still dealing with a lot of emotions.
The 25-year-old singer recently dropped a new single entitled “Imagine” and fans think it’s about Mac.
Her music has always been heavily influenced by about what’s going on in her life. And prior to dropping the track, Ari revealed that the song is about “a simple, beautiful love that is now (and forever) unattainable.” And if “‘thank u, next’ = acceptance, ‘imagine’ = denial.” She also went on to explain that it’s “kind of like…pretending it never ended.”
While Ari didn’t confirm which relationship the song is about, here are reasons why fans think that “imagine” is about Mac.
Mac had the word “Imagine” tattoed on his arm.
And “imagine” lyrics appear to have nods to the lyrics from Mac’s song “Cinderella,” which Ari has confirmed was about her.
“imagine” lyrics: Knew you were perfect after the first kiss/Took a deep breath like ‘Oooh’/Feels like forever, baby, I never/Thought that it would be you.
Mac and Ari’s first kiss was captured on video – for their music video of 2013’s “The Way.”
“imagine” lyrics: Tell me your secrets, all of the creep shit, that’s how I know it’s true
She and Mac were always pretty candid about their personal demons.
Do you think “imagine” is about Mac?