Pete Davidson Walks Out On Gig Over Kate Beckinsale, Ariana Grande Mentions
By Hayden Brooks
April 30, 2019
Note to any future comedy club owners, Pete Davidson will not perform if any of his romantic flames are used against him.
On Tuesday (April 30), TMZ reported that Davidson walked out of his Monday night show at Vinnie Brand's Stress Factory Comedy Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut because the club owner reportedly mentioned his previous girlfriends: Kate Beckinsale and Ariana Grande. As per some club-goers, Vinnie Brand made sarcastic mentions of the two stars before Davidson got on stage to let the audience know that there should be no heckling. That was apparently one of the ground rules that the SNL comedian agreed upon for his performance to avoid instances like his New Jersey show debacle, where a heckler disrespected Mac Miller. Additionally, any attendees who shouted references like that should be removed from the premises. Seems like Vinnie's mentions of Beckinsale and Grande (even as ground rules) were enough for the comedian to walk out.
Meanwhile, a source close to Us Weekly revealed that that Brand went out of his way to embarrass Pete and sarcastically told the audience to not ask any questions about his exes. “Pete was not about to to let this guy ruin his show, disrespect him and abuse the names of women Pete respects and cares about," the insider said. "Pete has been doing great. He’s happy and has been really enjoying traveling and doing shows. It’s sad that people like this club owner would pull a stunt like this just to bring attention to himself and his club.”
After leaving the venue, the 25-year-old star took to Instagram Story to apologize for the cancelation and revealed that he would make it up to any attendees with an additional show. “I’m sorry that we had to leave the show before I got to go on. The owner, Vinnie Brand, disrespected me, and did something that I told him not to do and I can’t perform under those circumstances," Davidson explained. “However, everybody who got tickets to that show ... I am doing a free show for you guys. We will figure out where it's going to be in the next week. We will get that all sorted out. Sorry again. This isn’t your fault.”
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