“When he first contacted me, he was saying things like, ‘What clubs are popping and things of that sort, what are good places to go? “And I remember telling him, ‘Oh, you can just look it up online because I don’t go out that much.” West said he didn’t think anything of it at the time.

On Sunday morning, he said he met with FBI agents and showed them his communications with Mateen. has it now too: West was dropping off a friend at the club when he noticed Mateen – whom he knew by sight but not by name – crossing the street wearing a dark cap and carrying a black cellphone about 1 a.m., an hour before the shooting. I said, ‘Hey,’ and he turned and said, ‘Hey,’” and nodded his head, West said.

At some point, comedian and actor Aziz Ansari became the face of millennial dating.

The incident occurred after someone allegedly made a joke about religion to Mateen. Another individuals has come forth saying they met Mateen on gay dating app, Jack’d.

Callen recalled, “[Mateen] said if he ever messed with him again, you know how it’ll turn out.” Chris Hayes will be interviewing one of the men who reportedly knew Mateen after meeting him on a gay dating app. WABC News reports: Kevin West said the shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, contacted him three months ago through a dating app called Jack’d.

Reports of Mateen’s visits to Pulse were also reported in the Canadian Press, as Gawker points out: “It’s the same guy,” Chris Callen, who performs under the name Kristina Mc Laughlin, told the Canadian Press.

“He’s been going to this bar for at least three years.” Ty Smith, who also goes by the name Aries, also said he’d seen Mateen being escorted drunk from the club, Pulse, on multiple occasions. He couldn’t drink when he was at home—around his wife, or family. He used to bitch about it,” Smith told the Canadian Press.

“Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent,” Smith also explained to the Orlando Sentinel, which spoke with at least four clubgoers who remembered seeing Mateen at Pulse at least a dozen times.

“We didn’t really talk to him a lot, but I remember him saying things about his dad at times…

He told us he had a wife and child.” Both Callen and Smith, who are married, tell the Canadian Press they stopped speaking to Mateen after he threatened them with a knife, apparently after someone made a joke about religion.

Callen and Smith are married and told the Canadian Press Mateen threatened them with a knife.