Comedian Pete Davidson appeared on the Late Night with Seth Meyers where he revealed what Eminem said to him on a private phone call after his SNL “Stu” skit.
The epic parody of Eminem’s 2000 hit “Stan” aired on December of 2020 and provided much needed laughter closing out a difficult year for all. Em’s appearance came together rather quickly as the SNL and the rapper came to terms for a surprise cameo at the end of the “Stu” skit. In the skit, Davidson played the obsessives fans of Santa Claus. At the end of the skit, Eminem makes his cameo. “That’s crazy. A PS5? I didn’t even ask for this!” Eminem says. “I guess Shady must have been a good boy this year. Sorry, Stu. You f—ed up.”
Trending on social media and gaining the approval by Eminem fans, Davidson would also receive high praises by Slim Shady himself. When asked by host Seth Meyers to elaborate on his phone conversation with Eminem, Davidson said, “I think it went as good as it can go. The skits were written by the great Dan Bulla and Steven Castillo, great SNL writers. Eminem said a couple of nice things about me, and I of course heard them. So I reached out to say thank you, and hit him up.”
A Staten Island native, Pete Davidson has become a staple on SNL, after appearing on MTV, Comedy Central and various films. Most recently, Davidson was nominated for The Comedy Movie Star of 2020 for his work in The King of Staten Island and The Comedy Act of 2020 Pete Davidson: Alive from New York at the 46th People’s Choice Awards.
So what exactly did Eminem say to Pete Davidson? “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, you was fire’.” For Davidson he quickly hung up the phone. “That’s all you need. You don’t want anything more…Get out as soon as you can. It’s like the stock market,” Davidson explained.