"I can't perform under those circumstances."
Pete Davidson has reportedly refused to perform at a comedy club after accusing the owner of making “disrespectful comments” about Ariana Grande and Kate Beckinsale.
The SNL star was due to perform at the Stress Factory Comedy Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but pulled out when he accused the owner of “disrespecting” him with controversial comments about his former partners.
According to Cosmopolitan, club owner Vinnie Brand embarassed Pete by saying “Don’t ask any questions about his exes Ariana Grande or Kate Beckinsale” before he was set to make his entrance.
In a video posted on Instagram, Davidson said: “Hey guys of Connecticut, 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 I told him not to do and I can’t perform under those circumstances.”
But Davidson insisted that he would still perform a show for fans affected by the cancellation.
“Everyone who got tickets for that show, I am doing a free show for you guys and we’ll figure out where it’s gonna be,” he said.
In a separate video published by TMZ, Brand insisted that “there is no way in the world I would ever disrespect any comedian.”
Davidson was engaged to Ariana Grande for five months in 2018, but the pair split in October last year. It’s believed that he dated Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale earlier this year before the two parted ways.
Earlier this year, Davidson also kicked out a comedy show heckler after they joked about Ariana’s late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.