Pete Davidson did not quit Instagram because of Kanye West despite rapper’s claims he ‘drove him off’

Pete Davidson did not quit Instagram because of Kanye West despite rapper’s claims he ‘drove him off’

PETE Davidson has officially quit Instagram but his reason for ditching social media has nothing to do with Kanye West.

The Saturday Night Live star recently broke his long social media hiatus only to quickly delete the app again after being bombarded by fans of the Chicago rapper.

Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson quit Instagram


Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson quit InstagramCredit: NBC

But despite the rapper’s claims, Kanye had nothing to do with Pete’s decision.

“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,” a source close to Pete told Page Six.

“[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.

“Kanye didn’t drive Pete off social media.”

Pete, 28, temporarily deleted his Instagram but then resurfaced on the social media platform and held off on posting.

Then he shared a photo and was flooded by Kanye fans calling him names and urging him to “find God” before he deleted the account.

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Kanye, 44, wasted no time gloating about running Kim’s new beau off the platform, posting a screengrab from an article about the incident.

He claimed in his post that he “ran Skete off the gram.”

The Donda rapper went on to mock Pete, writing: “Tell your mother I changed your name for life.”

Kim and Kanye were married for nearly seven years, with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum filing for divorce in 2021.

They share four kids: North, eight; Saint, six; Chicago, four; and Psalm, two.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes Kim has reportedly been working hard to officially end her marriage to the musician.

The future lawyer reportedly recently pleaded with a judge to declare her legally single.

Kim is allegedly “distressed” by Kanye’s previous online outbursts against her.

In a petition obtained by TMZ, the beauty mogul claimed: “I very much desire to be divorced.”

She reportedly asked her ex to keep their divorce private, “but he has not done so.” 

The TV personality allegedly referred to Kanye’s repeated attacks on her and Pete.

The mother-of-four claimed: “Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress.”

Kim also claimed in her petition that there is “no way to repair their marriage.”

She also accused the father of her children of deliberately making it “difficult” for her to remarry.

Kim reportedly concluded in her petition with: “While I wish our marriage would have succeeded, I have come to the realization that there is no way to repair our marriage.

“Kanye does not agree but at least it appears that he has come to the realization that I want to end our marriage, even if he does not.”

Pete recently quit Instagram


Pete recently quit InstagramCredit: kanyewest/Instagram
Rapper Kanye West took credit for Pete leaving Insta


Rapper Kanye West took credit for Pete leaving InstaCredit: Getty
Pete has been dating Kim Kardashian


Pete has been dating Kim KardashianCredit: BackGrid
Kim has filed for divorce from Kanye


Kim has filed for divorce from KanyeCredit: Getty

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