Kanye West drama prompts Pete Davidson to rejoin Instagram
Pete Davidson has returned to Instagram for the fourth time since he first left the social media platform in 2018.
Instagram's verification checkmark appears on Davidson's new profile, just days after Kanye West took to the platform to hurl insults at the comedian in an effort to win back Kim Kardashian, Davidson's girlfriend.
“LOOK AT THIS D–KHEAD,” Kanye West captioned a paparazzi photo of Davidson and Kardashian before making fun of his Calvin Klein ad with Machine Gun Kelly and telling Davidson he wouldn't meet Kim's children.
When this story was published, the brand-new Instagram page under the handle @pmd did not have any followers, no posts, and just under 160 followers.
Kanye West used the platform to insult Pete Davidson as he activated a new Instagram account.
The 28-year-old “Saturday Night Live” star first abandoned the site in summer 2018, citing his mental health, sharing with fans at the time, “No there’s nothing wrong. No nothing happened. No there’s nothing cryptic about anything. I just don’t wanna be on Instagram anymore. Or on any social media platform.
There is something evil about the internet, and it does not make me feel good. When my real life is f–king lit, there's no reason to waste time on negative energy. Just typing this makes my point clear. It's been great getting to know all of you and I'm sure I'll be back at some point. Pete, your neighborhood goon."
Due to his mental health, Davidson has quit social media several times.
In December 2018, he returned, but departed once again after sharing a concerning note, in which he stated, "I really don't want to live on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay with you, but I'm not sure how much longer I can last. I've always tried to help others. remember, I told you so.".
In an ironic twist, the post followed a comic commending West for his "bravery" in talking about mental health issues.
West's soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, is dating Davidson. Jackson Lee /
Then, five months later, he returned to the social medium before wiping his account once again the following month.
Another appearance was made in May 2020 for the Judd Apatow-directed, semi-autobiographical film "The King of Staten Island." That account was eventually deactivated as well.
Davidson's representative did not respond to our request for comment.