Over the weekend, Kanye West unleashed a series of tweets about Drake, in which he accused the Canadian rapper of repeatedly attacking people with mental health issues. While many dismissed West’s Twitter rant as just another Twitter rant, including Ariana Grande– who used the opportunity to plug her new song with Miley Cyrus- others, like Pete Davidson came to the rapper’s defense and commended him for speaking out about the issue.
“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” Davidson wrote. “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.”
However, Davidson’s support was quickly met with criticisms as fans called him a hypocrite for his own jokes about West’s mental health, which premiered on “SNL” last October. After that, Davidson posted an ominous message that led many to believe the comedian was suicidal.
“I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore,” Davidson wrote. “I’m doing my best to stay here for you, but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last. All I ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.”
The post prompted waves of support and kind words and even encouraged Davidson’s ex, Grande, to rush to his side in this hard time. But, according to TMZ, Davidson refused to see her.
Sources close to the comedian and NBC say Grande reached out to a few friends after Davidson’s message and rushed to the NBC building to see him. But, the comedian reportedly told security to keep her away after he received the heads-up of her arrival.
The refusal comes after the comedian faced widespread hate and criticisms after his public breakup with Grande in the wake of Mac Miller’s death.