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Pete Davidson Got Really Honest About Kanye's 'SNL' Rant

"What Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I've ever seen here," the comedian said.

Pete Davidson Got Really Honest About Kanye's 'SNL' Rant
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Pete Davidson had a lot to say about Kanye West's controversial Saturday Night Live speech last week.

In case you haven't heard, Kanye hijacked the Studio 8H stage during his guest appearance on SNL and gave an unsolicited pro-Trump rant. Granted, it didn't air on television, but footage of the speech spread on the internet like wildfire, enraging critics. Fast forward to this week when Davidson made a pitstop at the "Weekend Update" segment and shared his two cents about Ye's theatrics.

"What Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve seen here, and I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern," he said. 

He clarified that no one in the cast or staff bullied the rapper into taking off his MAGA hat (therefore debunking West's claim that everyone told him to remove it). "Nobody told him not to wear it. Like, I wish I bullied you," Davidson joked. "I wish I would have suggested that it might upset some people, like your wife or every black person ever."

As Pete put it, Kanye should stick to making music instead of, you know, spewing fake news on live television. "Then Kanye said that Democrats broke up black families with welfare and that slavery’s not real. You know how wrong about politics you need to be for like me to notice? Do you know how annoying that is?" he quipped. "Like Kanye is a genius, but a musical genius. Like Joey Chestnut is a hot dog-eating genius, but I don’t want to hear Joey Chestnut’s opinions about things that aren’t hot dog-related."

Pete Davidson Got Really Honest About Kanye's 'SNL' Rant
NBC

Davidson went on to implore West — who has bipolar disorder and recently opened up about being off his medication — to return to his prescribed meds. "Kanye, I know you're like, 'Yo, this is the real me, I'm off the meds,' take 'em!" he said. "There's no shame in the medicine game. I'm on 'em, it's great! Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jackass, okay? I’m quoting my therapist, my mom, and my mailman."

When asked what his idol could do to get back in Davidson's good graces, the comedian responded in the most Kanye way possible — by wearing a hat. He whipped out a red cap he claimed he made himself that read "Make Kanye 2006 Again."

Same, Pete. Same.

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