Sat Dec 15 18:36:59 EST 2018
“Pete Davidson … hang in there. There is a lot of help out here,” Pinkett Smith tweeted. “Surrender to some love some where around you … today! Right now! And then … let in the help that will become available.”
“I’m praying for you Pete. I’ve been there. It gets better,” she added.
Although reps for Davidson and SNL did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment, actor and Davidson pal Jon Cryer went on to tweet that he heard the comedian was at the SNL studio in New York City and “accounted for.”
A public information officer with the New York Police Department also told PEOPLE they sent officers to do a welfare check on Davidson. TMZ was the first to report the news.
The New York Times reported that police said a rep for NBC told the NYPD that Davidson was at work and doing fine.
Sharing a screenshot of a note, the Saturday Night Live star, 25, wrote on Instagram Saturday, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last.”
“All i’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember i told you so,” he continued, adding a single red heart emoji.
In a new clip from the upcoming episode of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, the actress opens up about her own history of depression.
“I was severely depressed. Severely,” the actress tells her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and daughter Willow. “And that was something I battled for years. Waking up in the morning was like the worst part of the day.”
“By the time the evening came, I was at least like, ‘Okay, I’m good.’ But then you go back to sleep again and you gotta…you gotta restart,” she added.
Kid Cudi, who also appears on the Red Table Talk episode about mental illness, also reached out to Davidson on Twitter, telling his pal, “Thinkin about U Pete. Hit me back bro.”
In a Facebook letter posted in 2016, the rapper told his fans that he was checking himself into rehab to tackle his depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
“With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise…often,” she wrote on Instagram. “In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit.”
“What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on… either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health,” she added. “Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love.”
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Pinkett Smith continued, “May Kate and Anthony Rest In Peace. Many may not understand… but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through.”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Sat Dec 15 18:25:19 EST 2018
The Becoming author and Bush were at the center of two viral moments this year when cameras caught the former president passing her mints — first at Sen. John McCain‘s state funeral in September and then at former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral in December.
Asked about the latter surprise on Friday during the San Jose, California stop on her ongoing book tour, Obama, 54, spoke sweetly of George W., 72.
“He has the presence of mind and the sense of humor to bring me a mint,” Obama said, according to ABC7. “And he made it a point to give me that mint right then and there, and that’s the beauty of George Bush.”
Obama sat down with All Things Considered alum Michele Norris for Friday’s visit, which was held at the SAP Center.
Her book tour, which was announced in October, is being produced by Live Nation on behalf of publisher Crown, and includes a superstar list of moderators — including Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Valerie Jarrett, poet Elizabeth Alexander, Phoebe Robinson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The tour kicked off at the United Center in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, with Oprah Winfrey leading Obama in conversation.
Back in November, Obama opened up about her bond with George W. during an interview with his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, explaining that their differing political identities don’t get in the way of their friendship.
“I’d love if we as a country could get back to the place where we didn’t demonize people who disagreed with us. Because that’s essentially the difference between Republicans and Democrats,” she said on Today.
“We’re all Americans. We all care about our family our kids, and we’re trying to get ahead. We have different ideas about what’s the best way to get there,” Obama continued. “That doesn’t make me evil. And that doesn’t make him, you know, stupid — it’s just a disagreement and that’s how I feel about your father. You know? He’s a beautiful, funny, kind, sweet man.”
Sat Dec 15 18:10:33 EST 2018
“Kim spent Friday in L.A. while Kanye was still in N.Y.C.,” says the insider, adding that although the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 38, defended her husband earlier this week, she’s ready to put the controversy behind them.
“Kim doesn’t plan on making another comment about the drama and she asked Kanye to do the same,” the source adds. “Clearly he is not doing well again. Kim just wants him off Twitter.”
Hours after seemingly squashing his beef with Drake, 32, and Travis Scott, 26 — who got caught up in the feud because of his song “Sicko Mode,” which the Canadian rapper appeared on — West tweeted on Saturday that “it’s all love” between him and Scott.
“Met with Trav at my crib this morning,” he wrote. “We expressed ourselves.”
On Friday, West also tweeted that despite the drama, “Drake and Trav both love Ye more than anyone and I love those guys back. We love everyone.”
Although West and Drake’s feud is nothing new, the latest drama began on Thursday, when the Ye rapper took aim at Drake tweeting over 125 times and claiming the “In My Feelings” rapper threatened his family, targeted people suffering from mental illness and contacted his wife and mother-in-law Kris Jenner behind his back.
Supporting her husband that day, the KKW Beauty mogul, 38, tweeted, “My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.”
Kardashian West also warned Drake to “never threaten my husband or our family,” arguing that West “paved the way for there to be a Drake.”
As the drama continued on Saturday, West also addressed a tweet Grande shared earlier that week, which the rapper claimed made light of his mental health.
“Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u,” the “God Is a Woman” singer, 25, wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
“I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West tweeted, before emphasizing that people need to stop treating “mental health” as a joke.
After briefly summarizing what led him to speak out about Drake, West added in a since-deleted tweet, “All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” he added.
Grande went on to apologize in a since-deleted tweet, acknowledging that the joke was “insensitive” and wishing the rapper well.
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“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” Davidson — who has borderline personality disorder and has previously spoken about the negative effects bullying has on his illness — wrote on Instagram. “I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye.”
Although Davidson did not address Grande by name, he added, “No one should ever point finger at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”
A source previously told PEOPLE that although Kardashian is putting on a public display of support for West, the drama does “affect her negatively.”
“It’s very stressful for her because she doesn’t know when it will stop and what he will do next,” said the source, adding that West doesn’t communicate with her before he publishes his tweets.
“It seems it’s the unpredictability that really stresses her out,” added the insider.