‘I’m Just Pete’: Pete Davidson Parodies ‘Barbie’ Hit ‘I’m Just Ken’ on ‘SNL’ Return

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“I’m Just Ken” got a funny new twist on SNL Saturday night (Oct. 14), thanks to host Pete Davidson.

The former cast member performed his own version of Ken’s rock ballad from the Barbie soundtrack on the season 49 premiere, which finally arrived after the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached an agreement to end a screenwriters’ strike that went on for five months.

Davidson joked about his comedy career and reputation, singing: “I’m just Pete/ Anyone else, I’d be a three/ But I guess I’m hot for dudes in comedy/ ‘Cause it’s an ugly industry.”

“I’m just Pete/ Looking like a meth head on the street/ People online still call me ‘Skete’/ Because of a guy whose name I can’t say legally,” he added, making a reference to Kanye West‘s history of trolling him.

Barbie: The Album‘s “I’m Just Ken” was a Billboard Hot 100 hit over the summer, debuting at No. 87 on the chart in August.  It also debuted at No. 4 on Hot Rock Songs and No. 5 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, as well as No. 39 on Digital Song Sales. “I’m Just Ken” was Barbie star Ryan Gosling’s first entry on the Hot 100.


Watch the “I’m Just Pete” music video below. In case you missed it, check out Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s cameo in a sketch poking fun at the NFL’s recent Taylor Swift coverage, and get a glimpse at Swift herself on the SNL stage, introducing musical guest Ice Spice.

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