Pete Davidson took on Kanye West in a nasty feud for ‘not looking like child’s play’ after ‘severe bullying’ in a difficult childhood

PETE Davidson has decided to take on Kanye West in their ugly feud with Kim Kardashian because he’s “tired of being bullies’ pushovers,” the comedian’s childhood friends claim.

The 28-year-old SNL star began to hit back after being subjected to jealous and increasingly violent insults from the rapper, who is furious that his ex-wife is dating the young man.

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Pete Davidson is seen performing at just 16Credit: Johnny Potenza/Coleman-Rayner
A childhood friend says Pete stood up to his girlfriend Kanye West's ex because of the bullying he suffered as a child

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A childhood friend says Pete stood up to his girlfriend Kanye West’s ex because of the bullying he suffered as a childCredit: Instagram
Kanye hit Pete with insults and wild stunts

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Kanye hit Pete with insults and wild stuntsCredit: AFP

In a shocking music video for Ye’s new song, released just hours after Kim, 41, was declared legally celibate in court, a Claymation replica of Kanye kidnaps a character resembling Pete and then displays his decapitated head.

It was just one of a series of wild insults and stunts that culminated in the 44-year-old rapper finally being kicked off Instagram for 24 hours.

Acquaintances of Pete told The Sun in exclusive interviews that it was no surprise the star initially ignored the rants.

“Kanye insulted him and he just turned the other cheek. It was no surprise. Poor Pete has been bullied since he was a kid,” a longtime friend said.

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But on March 14, a shocked Ye complained that he received a text from the “boyfriend” bragging about “being in bed with my wife.”

Johnny Potenza provided the Sun with photos of Pete aged 16 on a TV show, Late Night with Johnny P, which he hosts in the New York neighborhood of Staten Island, where the SNL comedian grew up.

Johnny, 50, said: “Pete was never a fighter but it’s like he doesn’t want to look like a wimp.

“Kanye just picked fights and insulted her and it’s childish – pathetic love drama.

“I became friends with Pete in February 2010 when he appeared on my show twice. I was the first guy to interview him. A guy who sponsored him introduced us.

“He was very humble but he never let it be known that he was being bullied and back when he was around older guys like me in comedy clubs, nobody bothered him.

“I later learned of the bullying he had suffered.

“Honestly, it looks like he got over it and probably had it with Kanye. He stands up for his wife, stands up for her.

Others told The Sun they thought the comedian’s own candid revelations about his tragic childhood made him an easy target for Kanye.

He was just seven years old when his father Scott – a New York firefighter – died on 9/11 after heroically rushing through the World Trade Center collapse and he said he feared finding work because that people felt sorry for him.

“It was sad how he was growing up,” his mother, Amy, told The New York Times, confident he had become a “laboratory rat” for medical experts studying the effects of terror attacks on children. the victims.

He started having mental health issues after the loss of his father, tearing his hair out until he was bald and fighting suicidal thoughts.

“I tried to drown in the pool when I was in fourth or fifth grade,” he said. “I was trying to get my head stuck in the ladder in the deep end, so I couldn’t get up.”

TV host Johnny Potenza says he became friends with Pete in 2010

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TV host Johnny Potenza says he became friends with Pete in 2010Credit: Johnny Potenza/Coleman-Rayner
Potenza said Pete wouldn't want to look like a wimp after being bullied as a child

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Potenza said Pete wouldn’t want to look like a wimp after being bullied as a childCredit: Johnny Potenza/Coleman-Rayner

In a heartbreaking radio interview with Peter Rosenberg, he blamed himself when bullies started being “mean” to him.

“I was in school and I was having a hard time grieving, so I was doing a little bit,” he said. “I had no friends.”

He says he was treated like an outcast by his classmates. One of them invited him to a birthday party – but said the only reason was that he felt sorry for him because he was an orphan.

He reportedly bounced between three high schools due to “behavioral issues“.

According to court documents reviewed by The Sun, a prestigious private Catholic school he attended was run by a priest accused of orchestrating a ‘reign of terror’.

St Joseph by the Sea principal Father Michael Reilly is slammed in an ongoing New York Supreme Court case by three employees who claim he harassed gay, black, disabled and elderly staff and students with “an almost constant stream” of foul-insults uttered.

Father Reilly strongly denied all the allegations in a letter to parents, saying they were “absurd”.

The insider recalled that Pete was among the suit’s supporters.

The comedian aired his comments in a tirade on Instagram, writing, “I went to this high school and I’m glad something is finally being done about Father Reilly.

“He’s an absolute freak and he ruined this high school. He should have been fired years ago. F**k that dude. He’s an epic piece of shit and an ultimate wanker.

The taunts Kanye throws at Pete shed light on Kim’s beau’s stints in rehab.

“[I’m] really worried that SKETE will make the mother of my children addicted to drugs,” he raged on Instagram, using the nickname he adopted for Pete. “He’s in rehab every 2 months.”

The comedian, however, says he consumed the grass to cope with the pain of a chronic illness, Crohn’s disease.

One of the shrinks who treated him diagnosed him as suffering from bipolar disorder – the same mental illness that afflicts Kanye, he reportedly pointed out in a text to the rapper.

He sniped, “Let me help you man. I struggle with mental stuff too.

“It’s not an easy journey, you don’t have to feel that way anymore. There’s no shame in having a little help. You will be so happy and at peace.

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“I support you even if you treat me like crap because I want everything to go well.

“But if you keep pushing me like you’ve been doing for the past 6 months, I’m going to stop being so nice.”

Father Michael Reilly was principal of one of Pete's schools and is being sued for harassment

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Father Michael Reilly was principal of one of Pete’s schools and is being sued for harassmentCredit: Social Media
Kanye says he fears Pete will get Kim addicted to drugs

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Kanye says he fears Pete will get Kim addicted to drugsCredit: Getty