KIM Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson’s reason for his Saturday Night Live absence is now known after her ex Kanye West threatened the comic.
Pete, 28, was missing during the latest airing of SNL, which was hosted by comedian John Mulaney.
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend was not on the latest episode of Saturday Night LiveCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The episode was hosted by John MulaneyCredit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via
The comic has taken another acting gig in the newest project by The Purge writer/director James DeMonaco, according to Deadline.
The Suicide Squad actor has landed the role of Max, a troubled young man who works at a sinister retirement home.
When his character starts investigating the haunted building’s forbidden fourth floor, he discovers twisted connections to his past and upbringing as a foster child.
While production of the horror film is currently underway, Pete will be absent from the NBC variety show.
As reported by Variety, Pete has been cleared by executive producer Lorne Michaels to work on the production of The Home.
The cast and crew had previously completed the NBC show’s regular dress rehearsal in New York’s Studio 8H.
No word on when Pete is expected to return to work on SNL, or if he has another acting gig planned after The Home.
Pete has been dating TV star Kim, ever since she hosted the show back in October 2021.
The two ended up kissing during a wild sketch as Aladdin and Jasmine.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum is now caught in the middle of an ongoing feud between her new boyfriend and former partner Kanye, 44.
The rapper previously called Pete a “d**khead,” accused him of “destroying” their family, and threatened to “beat his a**.”
The rap star also slammed The Dirt actor in his latest Instagram diss.
Kanye claimed he had “ran Skete off the gram” when the comedian deleted his account.
Kanye shared a snapshot and posted a snapshot of Pete’s empty profile, which was captioned: “No posts yet.”
He continued mocking him: “Tell your mother I changed your name for life.”
While Kanye has taken credit for Pete’s departure from social media, a source revealed to ET that the star deleted his account to show his support for his girlfriend, who filed for divorce back in February 2021.
The insider claimed: “Pete has been supportive of Kim and they are staying positive about their relationship and enjoying how things are going.
“Pete doesn’t want to be involved in the drama so he deleted his Instagram account.”
Another source told Page Six that Pete had “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 concluded: “Kanye didn’t drive Pete off social media.”
Pete is dating the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alumCredit: Instagram/Flavor Flav
Pete and Kim were in a SNL sketch together when she hosted- they ended up kissing, tooCredit: NBC
Kim’s ex Kanye West has been taking shots at Pete for weeksCredit: AFP
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