Eminem knows who Pete Davidson is, and he recently threw some HUGE praise the SNL comedian’s way. Davidson and Eminem have interacted in the past, even if it was for a brief moment.
Davidson heard the nice things that Eminem said about him, and he wanted to thank Slim Shady. This resulted in a very quick phone call that Pete ended after he got a chance to say “thanks.” He didn’t want to extend their conversation, because he got all he needed out of the deal.
“It went, I think, as good as it could go. Those [sketches] were written by the great Dan Bulla and Steven Castillo—great SNL writers—and [Chris] Redd. Eminem said a couple nice things about me and I of course heard them and I reached out. I was like, ‘I would just like to say thank you’ and I just hit him up and said, ‘thanks.’”
“He was like, ‘Yeah, man, you really did that. When I saw ‘Stu’ on script, I didn’t know how it was gonna go. But after you did that, it was fire.’ And I was like, ‘Oh thank you so much, you’re the coolest’ and then I just hung up as quick as possible. That’s all you need. You don’t wanna, like, anything more. … Get out as soon as you can.”
We’ll have to see what Pete Davidson cooks up next. Eminem has a huge library of songs ripe for parody and Shady obviously approves of the skills that Davidson brings to the table.
You can check out the interview below which also features Davidson talking about why he got some of his many tattoos removed. That was a process far more painful than a phone call with Marshall Mathers.