Pete Davidson Deletes Instagram Again After a Week

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Pete Davidson’s return to Instagram is over just as fast as it began! On Wednesday, all signs of the Saturday Night Live star’s @PMD account were scrubbed from the social media platform. The comedian had just made his official return to Instagram on Feb. 16, after a four-year hiatus. 

On Wednesday morning, prior to deleting his account, the 28-year-old star shared a classic clip from the 1982 film The King of Comedy, starring Robert De Niro, on his Stories.

In the clip, De Niro’s character says, “It’s better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.”  Davidson’s post had some fans speculating that he was taking shots at his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian’s, estranged husband, Kanye "Ye" West.  

Wednesday was another milestone for Davidson, as he shared his first post to the grid, which was a clip from his upcoming movie, The Home

While on Instagram, Davidson only followed his girlfriend, Kardashian, and Sebastian Stan, but had over 900,000 followers, including West, who spent his time the previous week using the platform to make jabs at the star.  

A day after Davidson left Instagram, West took credit for his departure, posting, "Ran Skete off the gram Tell your mother I changed your name for life."

Davidson also left Instagram in 2018, shortly after his split from then-fiancée Ariana Grande. The following month, explained why he chose to get rid of the app.  

"No, there's nothing wrong. No nothing happened. No there's nothing cryptic about anything. I just don't wanna be on Instagram anymore, or on any social media platform," he shared. "The Internet is an evil place and it doesn't make me feel good. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life is f**king lit. The fact that I even have to say this proves my point. I love you all and I'm sure I'll be back at some point. Your neighborhood goon, Pete." 

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