Pete Davidson’s (24) engagement to Ariana Grande (25) took centre stage at the premiere of Saturday Night Live’s 44th season on 29 September, reports People.
During the show’s Weekend Update segment, SNL co-host Colin Jost asked the comedian about his whirlwind romance with the No Tears Left To Cry singer.
The 24-year-old still can’t believe he’s engaged to Ariana.
“I got engaged and no one could believe it. I can’t believe it,” Pete said.
“I get it, she’s the No 1 pop star in the world and I’m that guy from SNL that everyone thinks is in desperate need for new blood.”
But it was his comments about the songstress’ contraceptive pills that sent Twitter afblaze, reports Cosmopolitan.
“Last night I switched her birth control with Tic Tacs.
“I believe in us and all, but I just want to make sure that she can’t go anywhere.”
People immediately took to the social media platform to express dismay with his comments.
“Generally I thought Pete Davidson was funny, but until birth control sabotage stops being a common form of abuse and a way abusers trap women in dangerous relationships, I'm not going to laugh at that joke #SNLPremiere,” one user said.
“Okay, we know that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are a couple. I am tired and this is creepy cause he actually said he switched her birth control, put Tic Tacs to ensure she doesn't leave, WTAF!?” added another.
Pete also mentioned that he’s totally comfortable with having a prenuptial agreement and loves being with the successful singer, reports Celebretainment.
"Obviously I wanted one [a prenup], you know, so God forbid we split up and then she takes half my sneakers. No look, I'm totally comfortable being with a successful woman, I think it's dope. I live at her place,” he remarked jokingly.