Pete Davidson Satirizes Car Accidents, Kanye Feud & Scandals in Whimsical ‘Barbie’-Inspired Song on ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson Embraces Self-Mocking Spirit in SNL Season 49 Premiere

Pete Davidson, known for his candid and self-deprecating humor, took center stage during the season 49 premiere of Saturday Night Live (SNL). The comedian, who has never shied away from addressing his own scandals and dramas, treated viewers to a Barbie-themed music video that showcased his unique comedic style.

In the music video titled “I’m Just Pete,” Davidson sported a blonde wig and sang a parody of Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” from the Barbie movie. Set in a pastel-colored world with a twist of weirdness, the video featured elaborate dance numbers as Davidson sang about his dating history.

“I’m just Pete! Anyone else, I’d be a 3 — but I guess I’m hot for dudes in comedy, ’cause it’s an ugly industry,” Davidson sang, accompanied by backup dancers.

The comedian didn’t shy away from poking fun at his headline-grabbing feud with Kanye West, which occurred during Davidson’s relationship with West’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. Referring to the derogatory name West repeatedly used for him on Twitter, Davidson crooned, “I’m just Pete, looking like a meth head on the street. People online still call me ‘Skeet,’ because of a guy whose name I can’t say legally.” The video included a quick flash of West’s face, lasting only a few frames.

Davidson also touched on his struggles with mental health and drug addiction, singing, “I’m mentally ill” and “on drugs.” He humorously mentioned his occasional trips to rehab, saying, “Out of the blue, like three times a year, when you least expect it, I go to rehab.”

The music video concluded with Davidson and SNL cast member Chloe Fineman, who portrayed Barbie, sitting in a convertible. As Davidson drove off, he immediately crashed through the front of the Barbie dreamhouse. Mocking his own recent real-life car crashes, Davidson lamented, “Aw, not again!” as the car alarm blared.

After eight seasons as the youngest cast member on SNL, Davidson announced his departure following season 47. Joining the show at the age of 20, he became popular for his self-effacing performances on the “Weekend Update” segment.

Last season, Davidson was scheduled to host on May 6. However, due to the Writers Guild of America strike, SNL was forced to go dark and cut their 48th season short.

Saturday Night Live airs live, coast-to-coast, at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT, on NBC.