Chris Redd, Davidson’s castmate on Saturday Night Live, talked about the tension between the two celebrities during an interview on this week’s SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. He shared that the comedian is “starting to talk again”. With regard to his online beef with the rapper, Redd said, “I think he’s handling it well.”
He was also asked if SNL will touch on the feud in one of the show’s sketches. He once impersonated West on the show. He said that, “there is a serious layer to that situation that I just won’t make fun of.”
He explained, “I’m not making fun of his mental health. You know, I have my mental health issues myself, so I’m very aware of those things. His irresponsibility of it is what I make fun of.”
Redd added, “I’ve been on the phone with like our mutual friends and again, when it’s gotten really public and tight, it’s just better not to like put your friend in a weird situation by antagonizing a situation more than you need to.”
He also mentioned that he doesn’t want to be responsible for stirring the pot on West and Davidson’s “unhealthy” situation. However, he believes that “jokes gonna start flying soon.”
He added, “I hope they figure that out soon ’cause I ain’t got nothing to do with none of this. You always wanna make sure on both sides of it—even though me and Ye aren’t friends—I want the best for that dude, too.”
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021 and started dating Davidson late last year. Just recently, the SNL star has been publicly bashed by the rapper. He even released a music video showing violence against the comedian.
A few days ago, a text message between the two male celebrities went viral after it was posted by Davidson’s friend Dave Sirus. The comic told him that he’s “stopped SNL from talking about or making fun of you which they’ve wanted to do for months.” He also added that he’s prevented other stand-up comedians from making the rapper a topic of their acts.
Davidson remained quiet amidst the online attacks of the rapper but he recently had enough, especially when he targeted his girlfriend.