Um, Pete Davidson and Kanye West Just Hung Out

The comedian previously praised the rapper for speaking out about mental health.

By Samantha Schnurr Jan 31, 2019 2:32 PMTags
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This looks like it was a one-of-a-kind night. 

Late Wednesday, Kim Kardashian shared some snaps from what appears to be an intimate birthday soirée for Kid Cudi. However, it was the gathering's guests that was equally cause for celebration. 

In the photos, the birthday guest of honor is seated next to SNL funny man Pete Davidson and Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet while Grammy winner Kanye West is standing behind them. Needless to say, that's not a group of stars you see together every day. As evidenced by the smiles and laughs, it looks like they all had a swell time. 

According to a source, the celebratory dinner took place at celebrity hot spot Nobu in Malibu, where they shared trays of sushi and desserts. "They all seemed to get along really well and had a nice time together," the source described to E! News. "It was a mellow night and the group mostly hung out and talked."

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But, how are all of these famous faces connected? Chalamet has been a longtime fan of Cudi and even got some noteworthy advice from the rapper after chatting with him for hours backstage at a Montreal concert. "Are you, Timothée, the sort of person who can't possibly live any other way? 'F--k yeah,'" the actor's takeaways from Cudi read, according to GQ

Like Chalamet, Davidson has also long revered Cudi, even crediting him with a serious feat. "He saved my life. I would've killed myself if I didn't have Kid Cudi. If you're 25 and under, I truly believe that Kid Cudi saved your life," Davidson previously told Vulture. "I truly believe if Man on the Moon didn't come out, I wouldn't be here."

Of course, West and Cudi are the duo behind Kids See Ghosts, but perhaps what is most noteworthy is Davidson's hangout with West. 

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Davidson has commented on the rapper's behavior in the past, speaking out on SNL about him wearing a MAGA hat and his comments about not taking medication for bipolar disorder.

"There's no shame in the medicine game," he said during a "Weekend Update" segment in October. "I'm on 'em. It's great. Take 'em. There's nothing wrong with taking 'em. If I ever got on a plane and pilot said, 'I just want all of you to know, this is the real me flying,' I'd jump out. Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jackass, OK? And I'm quoting my therapist, my mom and my mailman." 

In December, however, the comedian praised West for discussing mental health publicly. 

"Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health," Davidson wrote in a note on Instagram minutes before issuing an alarming statement. "I can't explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I'm seriously disgusted."

As the source said to E! News, "Kim and Kanye seem to really like Pete and think he is a sweet guy. Pete was happy and laughing with his friends throughout the night and seems to be in a good place."