Pete Davidson, comedian and former fiancé of Ariana Grande, has returned to the stand-up circuit and things haven't exactly gone as planned.
He has continued to make appearances on Saturday Night Live, and his shows have gone relatively well all things considered. However, he ran into trouble last night with an insensitive heckler.
During his set at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, the 25-year-old comedian was in the middle of a joke, and said, “My friend died in my apartment,” when a fan yelled out "Mac Miller"?
A recording obtained by TMZ hears Davidson immediately halting the show and asking, “Who’s that guy? We’re getting him out.” The room went silent as the SNL star urged the audience to point the heckler out.
He referred to the man who shouted the tasteless gag as a “f*ck-face," before threatening to leave the venue if the heckler wasn't kicked out. “I will not continue until that kid is gone,” Davidson said in the clip. “Find him.”
His ex-fiancé Ariana Grande dated Mac Miller for years, before splitting with the rapper and he subsequently died of a drug overdose last September.
"I'll leave," Davidson can be heard saying. "So if you want the show continue, call out the person who did it, get him the f*** out. I don't deal with that s**t. This show is just for fun, so I'm not going to have that s**t at my show."
His comments were met by applause after the heckler was kicked out of the venue. Davidson has performed a number of stand-up shows in New York since the start of the year, but clearly has zero time for bullsh*t about his personal life.
Grande split from the 25-year-old in October, and paid tribute to ex-boyfriend Miller on her new album thank u, next and also thanked Davidson for his patience as she dealt with the trauma from Miller's death.
It's official: Ariana Grande has overtaken Selena Gomez as the world's most followed woman on Instagram. The figures are SO tight though; Ari now has 146,337,497 and Selena is slightly behind with 146,289,115.
Unfortunately for Thank U Next fans, Cristiano Ronaldo is still the most followed person, with 155 million followers compared to the Sweetener singer's 146 million.
However, considering everything Ms Grande has achieved this year, we believe she can gain the nine million needed in no time.
Billboard are claiming that Ariana gained a huge 13 million followers on the social media site over the last four months, coinciding with the release of her record breaking albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next.
Weirdly, it also comes at the same time as her break-up from former fiancé Pete Davidson in October. The pair made the headlines after the split, coming only five months after their engagements and six months after they began dating.
It was never going to end well, was it? Ari also had a turbulent time with the overdose and subsequent death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.
More recently, she won the Best Pop Album Grammy award, and became the first solo artist to hold the top three Billboard Hot 100 singles (7 Rings, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored and Thank U, Next), and hold the number one album spot at the same time.
Her online wars with the likes of Grammy producers who insulted her (how dare they??) and Piers Morgan has also drawn attention to her accounts.
Meanwhile, singer and actress Selena Gomez has lost followers after taking a four-month break from social media in September after entering a treatment facility for her mental health.
Lady Gaga has spoken out against the backlash regarding Cardi B's historic Grammy win for Best Rap Album.
The Joanne artist took to Twitter to express her pride in the Bodak Yellow rapper, who is the first solo woman to ever win the accolade.
Praising the rap star and social media personality, Gaga wrote;
"It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards."
It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave. pic.twitter.com/lunY27vn3E
She concluded by telling her fans to "celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honoor her", calling Cardi "brave" for entering an industry which is notoriously difficult for women.
Cardi B was also pregnant with baby Kulture Kiara while recoding Invasion of Privacy, and worked tirelessly for months to finish it. The rapper has faced criticism over her Grammy win, with some claiming she is undeserving.
The duo became instant pals after meeting at the Grammy, after Cardi approached the A Star Is Born actress and legit fan-girled.
In 2016, Cardi tweeted about the Mother Monster's huge impact on her life: "When I was a teenager lady Gaga changed my life," she wrote. "She inspired me to be myself & be different." Gaga replied "Love you girl."
Cardi beat Travis Scott, Pusha T, Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller in her category for the Best Rap Album Grammy, with Ariana Grande tweeting her disappointment that her deceased ex-boyfriend Mac Miller didn't win posthumously.
The rapper thanked her fans on Sunday night, and then uploaded then deleted an expletive-laden clip defending her hard work on Invasion of Privacy.
"You know what, it's not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else. That's not my style and that's not what I'm with and I don't support that, however I've been taking a lot of sh*t today," Cardi told the camera.
She continued; "I'm seeing a lot of bullsh*t today and I saw a lot of sh*t last night and I'm sick of this sh*t. I work hard for my mother f*cking album."
She referred to last year's criticism, which was supportive of her in comparison to this year;
"Everybody was like, 'Cardi got snubbed! Cardi got snubbed!' Now this year's a f–king problem? My album went two times platinum my n*gga and every chart that there was my album was always top ten, number one album as well!"
Cardi's baby Kulture was born on July 10 last year, and fell pregnant while creating the winning album;
"I f–king worked my a– off, locked myself in the studio for three months my n—a and then went to sleep in my own bed sometimes for four days straight—pregnant!" she said about it.
"Some songs couldn't even get on the f–king album because my nose was so f–king stuffy from my pregnancy." Chance the Rapper was another artist who jumped to her defence, as well as J. Cole:
I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went thruu doing the album is always a bittersweet memory. THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED ME AND LISTEN .Im thankful and grateful and again thank you to all the artist that gave me a feature . pic.twitter.com/XhYxwtj6Gl
Chance the Rapper called her victory "overly deserved," with J. Cole writing: "I don't never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down. Seeing Cardi B win a Grammy make me feel like I won."
Cardi re-tweeted the messages, saying;
"I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went through doing the album is always a bittersweet memory," she typed alongside Chance's screenshot.
"THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED ME AND LISTEN. I'm thankful and grateful and again thank you to all the artist that gave me a feature."
i don’t never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down. Seeing Cardi b win a Grammy make me feel like I won. Same with jay rock and Anderson. I feel for Travis cuz he really deserved that acknowledgement as well, but his moment is way bigger than the awards could say
Cazzie took to Instagram to share a picture of Karen looking absolutely regal in a chic black pantsuit with split cuff blazer sleeves.
While some may think that the ex-girlfriend of her son's ex-girlfriend's former fiance (that took us a minute to get our heads around too) is an unusual choice of date to the Grammys, apparently Cazzie and Karen have been acquainted for a while.
Cazzie attend the celebration of life concert for Mac in 2018, following his passing.
'It's still a relatively new friendship, and primarily limited to social media, but Cazzie and Karen think very highly of each other,'a source previously told E! News.
The musician died following what is understood to be an accidental drug overdose.
Tributes poured out for the artist after his passing, with many honouring his music as some of the best and most innovative of our time. His album Swimming, released before her passed away, was nominated for a Grammy this year in the Best Rap Album category.
It's a badass anthem of female empowerment, and touches on her past heartbreak and current happiness as a single, but powerful woman. YAS GURL.
The track is an ode to her best friends, and the rhythm and lyrics areinspired by The Sound of Music's classic tune My Favourite Things.
"Wearing a ring, but ain't gon' be no 'Mrs', bought matching diamonds for six of my bitches. I'd rather spoil all my friends with my riches, think retail therapy's my new addiction," she croons. GET IT HENNY.
"Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad b*tch. Who woulda thought it'd turn me to a savage?" she sings, on top of a kitchen island, looking INCREDIBLE.
She's seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses, it would seem. From sexy ensembles abundant to unreal feminist themes while dancing ironically in a kitchen setting, the video is set to be a hit.
Let's examine the best Easter egg aspects to the video, for scientific purposes only. Naturally, her fans have gone WILD over the GRRL power video, with glitter and pink everywhere to be seen.
She embraces her wealth, suggesting that in fact, money can buy her happiness and retail therapy can help her to recover from break-ups. Why not, gal. Why not.
Ariana was definitely inspired by the hip-hop industry, her glamorous pink fur coat is sure to inspire fashion trends, and her new-found confidence at her hard-earned cash is reminiscent of male rappers.
Memes are also sure to be hoppin' online, we're seeing some absolute gems already:
Her best friends joined in on the video action and are all featured as "six of my b*tches."
Ariana gifted these six lucky women to Tiffany & Co. rings on a day out in New York City, hence their starring roles.
well …………. ‘twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings. it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like ‘bitch, this gotta be a song lol’. so we wrote it that afternoon. https://t.co/CoczmPj1Fo
2018 has been a whirlwind year for Ariana Grande, from her career skyrocketing with her massively successful album, Sweetener, breaking streaming and chart records to blowing our minds with her Thank U, Next music video.
However, just as her career has catapulted, her love life has given her increasing trouble. After her former love Mac Miller passed away earlier in the year, Ariana broke off her engagement with SNL comedian Pete Davidson.
She has now decided to channel those turbulent emotions into her Christmas decorations…
Between a much-publicised break-up, a called-off engagement, a planned world tour, a massively successful album, an ex-boyfriend dying of a drug overdose and a feud between Drake and Kanye which she accidentally joins, Ariana has had an absolutely wild year.
Feliz NaviDAMN she makes a good metaphor.
Merry Christmas Ari, we love the tree. You go Glen Coco.
Ariana Grande has had quite a rollercoaster year, from facing her grief following the Manchester bombing attack in May 2017. to becoming engaged to Pete Davidson, to losing her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. to her scandalous break-up with Davidson.
The 25-year-old pop superstar has barely had time to breathe, the poor gal.
Her new album, Sweetener, has broken global records, cleared our skin, made us dance and not to mention was the impetus for her becoming the most listened to female artist on Spotify.
Last night, the Thank u, next singer was clearly moved as she accepted Billboard's Woman of the Year at the corporation's Women in Music event in New York.
"This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and one of like the worst years in my life," she artist said, as she was honoured onstage.
She added that she felt "completely undeserving" of the Woman of the Year title, and went on to thank her team but was too overwhelmed to remember everyone in her life who she wanted to mention.
Ari spoke about the dynamic between her career and her personal life, saying; "A lot of people would look at someone in my position right now as an artist that could be at her peak and think, 'She’s really got her shit together, she's really on it. She’s got it all…"
"And I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f*ck I’m doing." Ari has become a lot more open recently about her turbulent emotions, as well as her mission to work on her relationship with herself.
"It's been a very conflicting one, and I just want to say if you're someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that."
In true Ari style, after giving us a message of hope, she delivered a final silly remark; "I'm not going to cry, that's really annoying," she joked.
She continued;"I’m really looking forward to embracing whatever happens and whatever comes my way." As she wrapped up her speech, she made sure to give a shout-out to her BFF's Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx.
"I look forward to hopefully learning to give some of the love and forgiveness that I've given away so frivolously and easily to men in the past to myself, hopefully, this year," she declared, in a totally iconic manner.
"M ain't in the book, he's next to my bed," she replied.
If you've been dissecting the video as much as we have since it's release, you'll spot that before the singer closes the burn book, she belts out: "Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm, ‘cause he was an angel."
Now time to super zoom and those of you who are eagled-eyed, you will see on her nightstand, a number of picture frames – though we can't make out what's in them, we can only presume from Ariana's tweet that they're pictures of her late ex.