It seems Kanye West can’t take credit for this one!
On Wednesday, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson made his first Instagram post after rejoining the social media platform a week ago. However, within twenty minutes of his first posting, the post was gone. So was his account. Although Ye bragged about running Skete off Instagram, sources say that Pete’s sudden departure had nothing to do with Kanye.
Kanye West Didn’t Drive Pete Davidson Off Social Media, Says Source
Many were surprised when Pete reactivated his Instagram account right after Kanye was slinging mud his way. The Instagram shots started on Super Bowl weekend and then seemed to hit a fever pitch when Kanye actually encouraged his fans to belittle Pete on the street.
In one deleted post, Ye actually encouraged fans to belittle Davidson, writing, “THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF MY FAMILY MY FAMILY MEANS MORE TO ME THAN ANY OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT IN LIFE IF ANYONE LOVES ME AND MY FAMILY IF YOU SEE SKETE IN REAL LIFE SCREAM AT YHE LOOSER AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS AND SAY KIMYE FOREVER.”
Although Ye seemed to ease up a little bit after he posted text messages from ex Kim Kardashian (and Pete’s new girlfriend) to stop, it was still a surprise to many fans to see Pete rejoin Instagram in the middle of the drama.
However, it looks like he plans to stay gone this time. One source exclusively told Page Six that “Pete deleted his IG because immediately after his first post he started receiving a flood of messages, both positive and negative, reminding him why he didn’t want social media to begin with.”
“[Pete] is in the middle of several big film projects and wants to continue to stay very focused on his work and the positive things happening in his life,” the source continued before adding, “Kanye didn’t drive Pete off social media.”
However, that hasn’t stopped Ye from trying to take credit for it.
Kanye West ‘Ran Skete Off The Gram’
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On Thursday, Ye seemed to take credit for Pete’s sudden disappearance from the social media platform. “Ran Skete off the gram,” Ye wrote in the caption of the Instagram post that has not been deleted yet. “Tell your mother I changed your name for life.”
He included two screenshots in the post. One screenshot showed Pete Davidson’s empty Instagram page with a prompt from Instagram at the bottom saying “User not found.”
The next pic was a screengrab of a Buzzfeed article with the headline, “Pete Davidson Deleted His Instagram Account After His First Post Was Flooded With Kanye West Fans Calling Him ‘Skete’ And Telling Him To ‘Find God.'”
Although Pete never seemed to take any shots on Kanye directly during his brief time on the platform, there was one link in his bio that raised a few eyebrows.
Did Pete Davidson Call Kanye West A ‘Schmuck’?
Before he posted his first and final video, Pete posted a link in his Instagram bio which led fans to a 10-second clip from 1982’s “The King of Comedy,” which shows character Rupert Pupkin saying, “Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.”
“Jokes aside, Pete is handling this with class. Ye keeps punching himself,” one fan commented.
“The irony of this Ye vs Pete thing is that Pete has said Kid Cudi saved his life through his music, Ye put Kid Cudi on so in a weird way Ye saved Pete’s life lol,” another shared. “But I’m proud of Pete for how he has been handling this whole ordeal. He’s really matured, hoping he’s doing okay.”
“D—, Pete firing sneaky shots,” another joked.
However, it didn’t look like Pete was taking any more sneaky shots at Ye in his first – and last – Instagram post.
Pete Davidson Deleted His Account Only 20 Mins After Posting His First Video!
On Wednesday afternoon, Pete posted his first and last video to his now-deleted Instagram page.
“They’re letting me add my own dialogue to The Home,” he wrote in the caption. He can be heard snorting over the dialogue at the end of the video. He followed the caption up with the hashtags #welcometomyinstagram and #thisisthetypeofstuffyoucanbeexpecting.
However, fans were not expecting him to delete his entire Instagram account about twenty minutes later. The link that previously led fans to his page now just reads: “Sorry, this page isn’t available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.”
Will Pete Davidson ever be back on Instagram? Only time will tell!