Pete Davidson Deletes His Instagram Again

Pete Davidson Deletes His Instagram Again

Pete Davidson appears to have deleted his Instagram — yet again.

After four years of reactivating and deactivating his accounts, the comedian recently resurfaced on the app as @pmd and was promptly followed by Kanye West, who's spent the past few weeks attacking Davidson and Kim Kardashian through social media posts. So par for the course, Ye immediately used the moment to send another message to his arch-nemesis, calling Davidson a "dickhead" in one of his posts. However, what he probably didn't expect was for the SNL star to respond with a subtle dig of his own.

As noted by Page Six, Davidson only got around to one post prior to deleting his account, which was a seemingly innocuous promo for his new movie The Home. But in the short time he was active online, fans believe he was able to still throw some subtle shade Ye's way via his profile which, if intentional, is nothing short of epic.

Early Wednesday, a YouTube link was added to Davidson's bio, leading to a clip from Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy in which fictional comedian, Rupert Pupkin, says that it's “better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.”

Granted, it didn't last long, because Davidson seemingly deleted his account later that afternoon.

While he has yet to provide an explanation, his decision could be the result of his inner circle (or Kardashian herself) advising him against any further engagement with Ye. After all, the rapper's gone to disturbing lengths while waging his near-daily harassment campaign against the new couple, including a diss track where he threatens "Skete," a music video that shows him kidnapping and decapitating a clay effigy of the comic and accusations about the SKIMS founder keeping him from their kids, while also buying the house across the street from her.

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