Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson returned to stand-up for the first time on New Year’s Eve since posting an alarming note on Instagram a few weeks ago that many people interpreted as suicidal.
Davidson tackled several topics fans were eager to hear about, including what it felt to be discussed on ex-fiancee Ariana Grande’s hit song, "Thank U, Next."
"Here’s the thing about the breakup song. Usually breakup songs you know who it’s about but you don’t really know. That G named all of us," he told the crowd. "Bam. She named all of us. And then, tells us, yeah, he has a big d***."
The 25-year-old admitted that the day the song was released, moments before he was set to appear on SNL, was "sad."
"That s--t came out before I had to put on a f--king duck hat and be like, 'derrrp here's the pizza!' So all my friends were there. It was a sad day. We didn't know it was going to happen."
What shocked Davidson most about the breakup though, was the effect it had on his mother, who’s a school nurse, and has been harassed since the split.
"She was walking in the hallway and some little f--king kid started singing 'Thank U Next' to her. Me, I get it, but my mom?" he said. As punishment, the kid had to sing the song in front of the dean of the school, a former cop.