Comedian Pete Davidson has made his first public comments following the end of his whirlwind engagement to singer-actress Ariana Grande.
"Well, as you could tell, I don't want to be here. There's a lot going on," Davidson, 24, joked Saturday at the Los Angeles venue Largo at the Coronet, at producer Judd Apatow's political benefit "Judd & Pete for America," according to a transcript by E! News. "Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?" he riffed, alluding to no longer living with Grande in her reportedly $16 million condominium in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.
"Um, I've been covering a bunch of tattoos, that's fun," Davidson continued, in reference to him and Grande having gotten tattoos devoted to each other. Following the breakup, he has been seen with re-inked versions obscuring the originals. Calling himself "0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]," he joked that, "Yeah, I'm afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that's how bad it is."
He went on to address the breakup directly. "So, obviously you know I, we broke up or whatever, but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos," he told the crowd. "And it was, like, in a magazine, like, 'Was Pete Davidson stupid?' And 93 percent of . . . [respondents] said yes." A friend told him at the time not to listen to “haters. And I'm, like, yeah, [expletive] that. I'm not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, 'Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.' "