Kanye calling Pete Davidson 'Skete' in regards to Kim Kardashian.


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Skete refers to a nickname for Saturday Night Live cast member and comedian Pete Davidson given to him by rapper and entrepreneur Kanye 'Ye' West amid the drama between the two regarding Davidson dating Kanye's ex-wife Kim Kardashian. Kanye first uttered the nickname in February 2022 within a series of Instagram posts. The nickname was used by Kanye's fans to refer to Davidson as well as used ironically within memes to make fun of the drama. After Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian broke up in August 2022, Kanye shared an Instagram post claiming "Skete Davidson Dead at 28" in a photoshopped newspaper headline.


On February 13th, 2022, Kanye posted a series of Instagram posts that he's since deleted. One of them was a carousel post consisting of two images: one of a man holding another man in a chokehold and the other a screenshot of a text sent to Kanye from Kim Kardashian. In the caption of the post, Kanye wrote, "UPON MY WIFE'S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE I'M GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF." This was the first utterance of the nickname.

Although it's been deleted, the Instagram[1] account kanye.deleted reposted screenshots on February 15th, earning over 60 likes in one month (shown below, left and center). The Instagram[2] account also reposted another Kanye post from the 14th that was another screenshot between him and Kim where he referred to Davidson as Skete (shown below, right).

kanyewest •.. ♡ Q ♡ 41,080 likes kanyewest UPON MY WIFE'S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF kanyewest 14 Kim Other Phone > U are creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will all be your fault 41,080 likes kanyewest UPON MY WIFE'S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF of love and consideration to all my post Well thank you There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn't have to be I will always do everything to protect you and our family And I forever listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete

Kanye also posted a Civil War meme that photoshopped Davidson into the image. It was reposted to Twitter[7] on the 13th where it earned roughly 17,800 likes in one month (shown below).


Although Kanye's reasoning behind the nickname is unknown, a likely inspiration for the nickname comes from an SNL sketch Davidson performed with actor Timothée Chalamet on December 13th, 2020. The sketch is called, "Rap Roundtable," and features the two as rappers who frequently use the words "Skrrt" and "Yeet" in the video (shown below). The two words combined resemble Skete.


On February 14th, 2022, the Facebook[5] page Eric Andre M E M E S that Ranch over and Cry posted a meme using a screenshot of Kanye's Skete post, earning over 150 reactions in one month (shown below, left). On February 15th, Twitter[6] user SweetToothAudio tweeted about Skete, suggesting that Davidson should change his Twitter name to Skete in order to send Kanye "deeper into his meltdown," earning roughly 262,200 likes in less than one month (shown below, right).

kanyewest yandhi_memes kanyewest THIS AINT ABOUT SKETE PEOPLE IT'S ABOUT SELLING YALL A NARRATIVE SKETE JUST PLAYING HIS PART IN FROZEN 3 ACCEPT ITS NOT IN THE THEATERS THIS TIME ITS ON DAILEY MAIL TELL BOB AND THE ENTIRE DISNEY STAFF YOU WAISTED YOUR MONEY ON STARWARS AND MARVEL BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH IT MAKES MONEY YOU WILL NEVER CONTROL THE HIGHSCHOOLS NO ONES EVER HEARD A MACHINE GUN KELLY SONG BOB byandhimemes WHAT IN THE GOD DAMN HELLARE YOU TALKIN BOUT? E Problem Child | DPMO aut @SweetToothAudio Pete Davidson a better man than me. At this point I would've changed my twitter name to Skete and sent Kanye even deeper into his meltdown. 10:07 AM · Feb 15, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 21.4K Retweets 996 Quote Tweets 262.2K Likes

On February 17th, Kanye uploaded more Instagram posts that have since been deleted, this time resurfacing a 2018 Weekend Update[3] bit from Davidson regarding Kanye's promotion of Donald Trump and Make America Great Again. The primary post in the series of posts featured Davidson wearing a hat that read, "Make Kanye 2006 Again," and Kanye captioned the screenshot, "HI SKETE YOU GOT ANYMORE MENTAL HEALTH JOKES FOR ME?" (shown below). It can still be accessed via the Instagram[4] account kanye.deleted.


On March 13th, screenshots of Kanye and Pete Davidson's text conversations were leaked, showing that Davidson referred to himself as Skete in the messages as well as sending Ye a selfie of him in bed with Kim Kardashian (shown below).

Overall, memes and tweets referencing Skete primarily came from Kanye's fans, referring to him as such when they took his side of the drama.

Kanye's "Skete Davidson Dead" Instagram Post

On August 5th, 2022, Davidson and Kardashian broke up after nine months of dating, first being reported on by E! News.[8] Many creators imagined what Kanye's response to the breakup would be, however, Kanye didn't officially say anything until August 8th, 2022, when he posted on Instagram[9] a photoshopped newspaper headline that read, "Skete Davidson Dead at 28." The post received roughly 1.7 million likes in three hours (shown below).

kanyewest "All the News That Happened Today" VOL LXVI. No. 7,708 The New York Times MONDAY AUGUST (8.3822 Little Effect to lovestivate National Edition when a Pyay Aber ins in m Plenty of work Mosty clear e C $2.50 SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT AGE 28 Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers Stater Tomated by Election Hacking Recht In to Tame Oval Office :

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A SKETE LURKING IN EVERY DIRTY ASS ALLEY WAITING TO HELP DESTROY YOUR FAMILY... AND A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT THIS IS THE FUTURE LIBERALS WANT. S. L N PAID FOR BY YE FOR PRESIDENTE 2024 "Skete went against the street code. Kanye should call his buddies up to take care of it. That's what I would 66 do" 99 4:30 PM · Mar 14, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone Seinfeld Current Day ... @Seinfeld2000 skete: Yeah? Well,i had sex with your wife 7:29 PM · Mar 13, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone King Wow @wowthatshiphop bro waking up to "Skete Attachment: 3 Images" every morning nah that's outrageous 1:19 PM · Mar 13, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 111 Retweets 8 Quote Tweets 6,060 Likes “L-P @lprouleau · Mar 15 LMMAOO TMZ now calling pete davidson Skete TMZ) tmz_tv ... Liked by abustamante2jr and others tmz_tv THIS IS NOT A KANYE VIDEO. Head to the link in bio to see what has Skete all covered in blood : splashnews.com View all 656 comments Skete rn FING 1 I'M not the Step Father I'M The Father That STEPPED UP

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