Ariana Grande has apologized to Pete Davidson after the comedian deleted social media and revealed he was contemplating suicide.
The comedian initially spoke up in support of Kanye West, who has been on a tirade against Drake and the trivialization of mental health.
Pete wrote, “Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health. 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. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”
Given that Ariana had previously spoken out about Kanye’s immature fight on Twitter, her fans started attacking the SNL comedian for being rude towards his ex-girlfriend.
Davidson then wrote on Instagram, “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.”
Shortly after this, he deleted his Instagram, which he did before when he broke up with Ariana Grande.
Many people on social media immediately reached out to Davidson. Machine Gun Kelly wrote, “I’m 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.”
Jada Pinkett Smith wrote, “Pete Davidson … hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love some where around you … today! Right now! And then … let in the help that will become available. I’m praying for you Pete. I’ve been there. It gets better.”
Nicki Minaj also wrote, “We can be so insensitive. God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them. Stop saying the word love & live it. Love is an action.”
Grande herself also reached out, saying, “Man I’m so sorry I told a dumb joke. I really didn’t mean any harm. All I want everyone to be healthy and happy. So desperately. Please. My god…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.”
Fans also attacked Grande for tweeting and not calling Davidson directly. She responded angrily, saying, “No I couldn’t because I don’t have his number. What else??????????????????? How else would we like to vilify me today? Pls keep going bc I haven’t had enough guilt at all.” She later deleted this tweet.
Jon Cryer has also previously written on Twitter that he had tried to call Davidson but had not succeeded. He wrote, “We are thinking of you, Pete. You are loved. And just a heads up, when you finally turn on your cell, it’s gonna go apes**t for a little while).”
Davidson has previously spoken out about having mental health issue, writing, “I’ve spoken about [Borderline Personality Disorder] and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth…I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t.”
Davidson has not yet made any public comments since his initial comments.