His name has been in the headlines for the better part of the year.
And while the spotlight was on Pete Davidson at his self-titled comedy show on Monday night, the Saturday Night Live shared his thoughts about R. Kelly during his routine at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
The 25-year-old funnyman quipped that he had watched the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries and remarked, ‘I thought I was having a bad year.’
Comedy: Pete Davidson shared his thoughts about R. Kelly during his routine at The Bell House in Brooklyn; seen on Saturday Night Live
Multiple women have accused the R&B crooner of sexual, mental and physical abuse.
‘Man, that guy is evil,’ Davidson said before adding that the Ignition crooner should ‘get shot in the f****ng face.’
Since the allegations became public, celebrities who had previously worked with Kelly have vowed to never work with him again.
Davidson also joked about his ex-fiance Ariana Grande, a topic that regularly saw headlines in 2018.
Trouble: Multiple women have accused the R&B crooner of sexual, mental and physical abuse; seen in February
‘[Ariana is a] tiny lady, so everything to her is huge,’ he said. ‘Every girl for the rest of my life who sees my penis will be disappointed.’
Making jokes about his mental health, he made his first appearance in a SNL sketch since last month’s alarming social media post indicating he was contemplating suicide.
In the Weekend Update segment with special guest star Mulaney, Davidson said: ‘As you know, I had a really crazy month and I want to talk about something that matters a lot.’
His co-anchor Colin Jost asked: ‘Mental health?’ before Davidson replied, ‘The new Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule.’
Making jokes about his mental health, comedian Pete Davidson made his first appearance in a Saturday Night Live sketch since last month’s alarming social media post indicating he was contemplating suicide. From left: John Mulaney, Davidson, and Colin Jost
Davidson and Mulaney were joking about The Mule, the new film in which Clint Eastwood plays a drug mule
‘I have been spending time with Pete to try to show him you can have a comedy that is not insane. A sober domestic life,’ Mulaney joked.
Davidson was quick to reply, ‘After observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t make that joke. It is funny though.’
Mulaney and Davidson proceed to make numerous jokes about the movie’s premise, in which Eastwood plays a 90-year-old in charge of transporting narcotics.
The last time Davidson appeared on the show was a brief cameo introducing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson on December 15 when hours before, Davidson wrote on social media: ‘I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.
‘After observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide,’ Davidson said on Saturday
The last time Davidson appeared on the show was a brief cameo introducing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson on December 15
Hours before that episode, which starred guest-host Matt Damon, aired, Davidson wrote on social media: ‘I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore’
‘I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last. All I’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.’
The disturbing post set off alarm bells among celebrity friends of Davidson, chief among them his ex-fiance, pop star Ariana Grande.
Weeks earlier, Grande ended her engagement to Davidson.
The disturbing post set off alarm bells among celebrity friends of Davidson, chief among them his ex-fiance, pop star Ariana Grande
After his social media post about possible suicide, Grande reportedly tried to visit Davidson at the SNL offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, but she was denied entry.
This past year was a whirlwind for the comedian – dominating the headlines for his romance with Grande following her split from rapper Mac Miller in May (months before his fatal overdose in September).
Pete and the Imagine singer struck up their relationship in June, culminating in a brief engagement before the pair split up in October.
He was romantically linked earlier this month with actress Kate Beckinsale, with whom he struck up a rapport during a Golden Globe Awards after party in Hollywood.