- Pete Davidson said Kim Kardashian was “really sweet” when she turned him down at the 2021 Met Gala.
- Kardashian previously said she didn’t turn him down — she just couldn’t take his number.
- At the event, Kardashian was wearing gloves that prevented her from using her phone.
Pete Davidson said that he thought Kim Kardashian’s accidental rebuff after he asked for her number at the 2021 Met Gala was actually “really sweet.”
Davidson made his first on-screen appearance on “The Kardashians” in the ninth episode of season two, accompanying his then-girlfriend Kardashian to the 2022 Met Gala. The pair have since split, but the episode gives a behind-the-scenes look at their relationship in addition to insight into the first moment that Davidson hit on her at the event the preceding year.
In the episode, Davidson said Kardashian had “pretended” that she couldn’t give him her number when he asked, due to the gloves that she was wearing.
“It was actually the nicest excuse ever,” Davidson told Kardashian. “I knew it was like an excuse but I remember being in the car being like, ‘Wow, she knows how to make someone feel really good about themselves.’ I was like, I thought that was really sweet.”
Kardashian has a different view of the incident, and told Davidson that the gloves weren’t an “excuse.” She recounted her side of the story on an April episode of the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast. At the event, which took place approximately a month before Kardashian met Davidson again while hosting “Saturday Night Live”, she said that Davidson offered her his number in case she needed any advice before the show.
Unfortunately, Kardashian said, her head-to-toe, all-black outfit meant that she actually couldn’t use her phone. After she said that she couldn’t take his number, Davidson walked away before she could fully explain herself, she said on the podcast.
After Davidson reminisced about their last Met Gala, Kardashian asked him to recreate the moment again when they were attending together.
“Will you ask me again this time?” Kardashian asked. “I don’t have gloves on.”