PETE Davidson has pulled out of his planned trip to space.
Blue Origin officially announced he can “no longer” join the flight, with the grounding news coming after his feud between Kim Kardashian and her ex Kanye West.
A tweet from Jeff Bezos Blue Origin company on March 17th read:
“Blue Origin’s 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29.”
“Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission.
“We will announce the sixth crew member in the coming days.”
It was earlier reported that Pete would launch from Blue Origin’s facility in West Texas on March 23.
The change of plans comes amid Kanye’s 24-hour Instagram ban and an ongoing war with Pete amidst his romance with Kim, 41.
Pete, 28, was to join Party America CEO Marty Allen in the small space capsule.
Husband and wife Sharon and Marc Hagle will also be on the flight.
The final pair making up the then-team of six are entrepreneur Jim Kitchen and Dr. George Nield who is president of Commercial Space Technologies.
The space squad is also said to be taking a selection of postcards written by kids as part of Blue Origin’s Club for the Future program.
The idea is that Bezos’s rocket can take their dreams and wishes into space.
Blue Origin has not revealed the price of a ticket to fly on its rocket, designated New Shepard, but sales for the company were nearing $100 million last year, according to The New York Times.
While it’s unclear how much of that revenue was from ticket sales, Jeff Bezos told the Times that the company was doing “really well with private sales.”
PETE’S PLANETARY PLANS
The comedian joined Kim for a meeting with Jeff earlier this year.
It’s also unclear if his plans of heading for outer space came before or after the meeting, but the astrological aspirations were announced soon after.
Sources told Page Six earlier this month: “Pete is excited.
“They haven’t signed a contract yet, but it looks like it’s going to happen.”
The insider added: “The details are being finalized.
“He got on really well with Jeff when they met.”
Additionally, earlier this month, Pete’s last name was included in a commemorative patch for the upcoming flight, per Blue Origin’s Twitter.
The New York native famously played a character called “Chad” in a 2021 SNL skit, showing him visiting Mars as a colonist.
Elon Musk, CEO of Space X, was the show’s host when that skit aired.
JEFF’S EARLIER JOURNEY
While this would have been Pete’s first foray into the final frontier, Jeff has been there before.
In July 2021, he flew aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
He was joined by his brother Mark, pilot Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen – a teenage student from the Netherlands.
Other celebrities have also traveled to space on Blue Origin.
Jeff sent Star Trek star William Shatner to space in October 2021.
That month marked the beginning of Kim and Pete’s unexpected romance back on Earth.
Pete hadn’t commented on his out-of-this-world workings nor his leaving them behind.
YE’S MISSION AGAINST THEM
After Kim moved on with Pete in October 2021, Kanye has done everything from calling the comedian a “d**khead,” to threatening to “beat his a**,” and accusing him of attempting to “destroy” his family.
Kanye even “kidnapped and beheaded” Pete in the animated music video of his song Eazy; a project which he has defended despite wide criticism.
Just this week Kanye was banned from Instagram for at least 24 hours for lashing out at Trevor Noah with a racial slur.
The temporary ban came after a marathon of threats towards his ex and Pete.
This week also saw a leaked harsh text exchange between Pete and Kanye.
In texts spread by Pete’s friend Dave Sirius, the comedian allegedly texts Kanye: “Yo it’s Skeet. Can you please take a second to calm down?” Pete started, using the derogatory nickname Kanye gave him.
“It’s 8am in the morning. It doesn’t gotta be like this.
“Kim is literally the best mother I’ve ever met.
“What she does for those kids is amazing and you are so f**king lucky that she’s your kids’ mom.
“I’ve decided I’m not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f**k up.”
Kanye appeared to respond: “Oh you using profanity. What are you doing right now?”
Pete replied: “In bed with your wife,” and shared a shirtless photo of himself laying down.
“Happy to see you’re out the hospital and rehab,” Kanye responded, referring to Pete’s past battles with mental health and substance abuse.
EARTH TO KIM & PETE
Kim and Pete made their relationship Instagram official on March 11, 2022.
The photos show the two cuddled on the floor of a hotel holding a “joint” with the caption, “Whose car are we gonna take?!”
The couple was seen holding hands for the first time the same month they performed an Aladdin skit on the second episode of season 47 on SNL – as earlier mentioned, October of last year.
Since then, Kim has been declared a single woman due to a court ruling.
She and Kanye share kids North, eight; Saint, six; Chicago, four; and Psalm, two.
Kim also confirmed this week that Pete got her name BRANDED on his chest, seeing many fans fly a red flag.
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