Ariana Grande's manager defends Pete Davidson after fans spam his Instagram comments

30 November 2018, 15:18

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Instagram comment
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Instagram comment. Picture: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Scooter Braun defended Pete on Instagram. "It's nothing like that and Pete is a good dude. No one has hate for this guy and he is a stand up guy."

Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' is one of the year's biggest hits. The positivity filled break up bop inspired many memes, earned the singer her first number one in early November, and has proven to be a true pop culture moment.

Of course, 'thank u, next' shouts out a few of Ari's famous exes, including Pete Davidson, who she was engaged to earlier this year. In the song, Ariana says she's "thankful" for Pete, who she split with in October, but fans posting in his Instagram comment section might have misinterpreted the vibe of the song.

Pete, who is known for his work on SNL as well his comedic roles in films like Set It Up, returned to Instagram to promote an upcoming project.

Pete will appear in Big Time Adolescence next year with Machine Gun Kelly and Jon Cryer. The comedian, who had previously taken time off of Instagram, shared a photo set along with the caption "see you at sundance muthfuckas".

It didn't take long for people to enter his mentions quoting Ariana Grande's now infamous "thank u, next" lyric. The breezy line is more of an expression of growth than a shady call out, but dozens of people posted the comment under Pete's picture.

Pete Davidson comments thank u, next
People comment "thank u, next" under Pete Davidson's Instagram photos . Picture: Pete Davidson/Instagram/Screenshot

Most of Ariana's fans who appeared in the comments were respectful, though. A few of them even called out the small segment of people who commented "thank u, next" under the photos. "Why is everyone commenting thank u next omg chill tfo," wrote one fan. "Can ya'll stop commenting thank u next on his page wtf," wrote another Ari fan.

Eventually, Ariana Grande's manager Scooter Braun stepped in to ask people to "stop the bullshit".

Scooter Braun comments on Pete Davidson picture
Scooter Braun comments on Pete Davidson picture. Picture: Pete Davidson/Instagram screenshot

"It's nothing like that and Pete is a good dude. No one has hate for this guy and he is a stand up guy," Scooter wrote. "Show respect because trust me everyone on this side knows he deserves it and wishes him well."

That makes sense. Aside from a few tweets after Pete talked about her on SNL and a self-deprecating joke about getting engaged, Ariana has kept her feelings about her ex to herself. She definitely has not directed anyone to post comments about him either.

Besides all that, the spirit of 'thank u, next' is all about personal growth and positivity. Let's! All! Keep! That! In! Mind!