Pete Davidson Had A Childhood Crush On Leonardo DiCaprio

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His New Paper Mag Cover

Pete Davidson is the latest Paper Mag cover star, and his cover is... a strange one. Featuring Davidson as a tattooed Ken Doll, the SNL star opened up about the weirdness of fame.

"I got rid of the Internet because I can't be on it. And anytime I would go on, I would just see horrible things written about me all the time... I would look though the search tab on Instagram and I'm a meme! I'm multiple MEMES. I'm punchlines or set-ups to jokes, so social media's a little different for me. I had to get rid of it. Also, dude, it's like, anytime you put something on the Internet, or type it out, it could be interpreted so many different ways. When you see the person saying it, there's no mistaking it at all, so I'm just saving everything for standup, and for, you know, sh*t like that."

Opening Up About Being A Sex Symbol

Davidson also addressed the idea that he started the BDE craze and how being a sex symbol is a weird thing for him.

"Yeah. I think it's very... weird. I don't really pay attention to it. But I do know that [the gaze] is either, 'Ye-YESSS!' or 'F-CK NO!' There's no happy medium with me, which I think is really fun. It's either like, 'Oh, that guy's awesome,' or it's like, 'I hope that guy f-cking falls off of a cliff.' But it's sad and it sucks. When enough people call you ugly, it definitely gets to you. For me, personally, I can't block that stuff out. That's why I had to get rid of the Internet and stuff. But you definitely have to get to a place where you're just like, 'This is how I look. Alright.' You know?"

A Childhood... Crush?

Davidson also got NSFW describing his childhood crush on Leonardo DiCaprio, particularly DiCaprio in The Beach. Honestly, who wasn't moved by DiCaprio in The Beach?

"Well, I used to jerk off to Leonardo DiCaprio... Uhh, like his acting. Yeah. I used to have a HUGE crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. I had this huge poster of him from The Beach in my room, and there used to be, like, 'Leo love books'... Do you remember? Like, right when Titanic came out [when I was] in like third or fourth grade, he was just like, 'teen milk.' There were love books and I had all of them. He was the coolest. I've met him twice and I've just shaken hands and run away fast, like —Yeah, it's too much."

Davidson On Relationships

Davidson has gotten a reputation for dating Hollywood starlets, including Cazzie David, Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, and most recently Kaia Gerber.

He told Paper Mag all about his love language:

"My love language, when I'm in a relationship, is I treat the person I'm with like a princess. I try and go as above and beyond as possible, because that's what you're supposed to do? If you're in a relationship with someone, you're just supposed to make that person feel as special as possible. But sometimes when you put so much on someone, it overwhelms them, and then they don't know if they could come close to that.

Or if they can keep up with it. So, it's very off-putting to some. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, and then it sometimes makes me feel bad about myself because I'm like, 'I did all this stuff and...'"