- Pete Davidson responded to Kanye West’s unaired, unplanned pro-Trump speech after the premiere of the new season of “SNL” during the “Weekend Update” sketch.
- “You know how wrong you have to be about politics for me to notice?” he quipped.
- He also wore a hat that read “Make Kanye 2006 again.”
At the end of the season 44 premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” Kanye West took a moment to deliver an impromptu pro-Trump speech while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Chris Rock was in the audience and captured most of the speech that didn’t make it on TV on his Instagram story.
This week, Pete Davidson appeared on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment as himself to respond, revealing that he left the stage after West started his rant because “I want a career.”
West had claimed that he was “bullied” backstage to not wear the “MAGA” hat on television – but Davidson said he’d been wearing the hat all week and that “nobody told him not to wear it.”
“I wish I bullied you,” he said. “I wish I had suggested that it might upset some people like your wife, or every black person ever.”
Davidson mentioned claims that West made about Democrats planning to break up black families with welfare and slavery not being real, and quipped, “You know how wrong you have to be about politics for me to notice?”
He also responded to West saying that he had stopped taking his medication, revealing “the real me.”
“Take them. There’s no shame in the medicine game. I’m on them,” Davidson, who has Borderline Personality Disorder, said. “Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jack—. I’m quoting my therapist, my mom, and my mailman. Sorry Carl.”
He ended the bit by donning a red “Make Kanye 2006 again” baseball cap.
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