Former Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle recently delved into his love for hip-hop and what mega rap star ranks as one of his all-time favorites.
During a live stand-up show in Chicago, Chappelle dished out his love for Lil Wayne.
“One of my favorite rappers, I’m not even bullsh*tting, and I promise y’all I mean this, is Lil Wayne. I’ve never met him, but he’s one of my favorite rappers. I guarantee you he could win a Pulitzer Prize. This motherf*cker’s is one of the most descriptive artists in modern popular culture. He says the coolest sh*t, just throws it a way. “I got three kids and they all three.” Like, godd*mn, this guy’s a genius. He also says, “Real G’s move in silence like lasagna.” Sh*t like that. And you can picture everything he says. There’s one song where he says, “I got a b*tch that played in movies in my jacuzzi.” And then he says, “P*ssy juicy.” I close my eyes when I listen to that and picture it in my head. I see Lil Wayne sitting in the hot tub. And that’s when he and I are different. If I could tell the p*ssy was juicy in the hot tub, I’d probably get out of the tub. But I’m sure Wayne is sitting there like, “What is this strange oil floating on top of my hot tub water? I think this is p*ssy juice.” (Live Stand-Up)
He also spoke on his early relationship with Kanye West before Yeezy blew up on Roc-A-Fella.
“The first time Kanye West was on television was on the Chappelle’s Show. It was the week that The Black Album came out. I’ll never forget. We were all sitting in the trailer listening to The Black Album, and Jay Z says on the record, “Kanyeezy, you’s a genius. You did it again,”* and Kanye stopped the tape and pressed rewind. He had that energy. You knew he was gonna be somebody. And then they did the show, him and Common did it.” (Live Stand-Up)
During the same Chicago stand-up show, the former Comedy Central star came clean on what really went down during his reported Hartford meltdown last month.
“F*ck Hartford,” Dave said to the audience. “I swear to God, f*ck that whole city. Thank-you for being here. Oh my God, it’s off the chain. If I would have known it’d be like this, I’d have dressed up. What’s up you guys? Good to see you all. … I know you guys read the paper, I took a nasty spill the other night. But I swear to God, it wasn’t my fault – I’m not on drugs. … This is so much better than Hartford. I’ll never go back. I won’t even go to Hartford for f*cking gas. I don’t want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut. … It was a room full of torturers — young, white, alcoholics.” (Da Laughing Barrel)
Dave also referenced the now-infamous Laugh Factory 2006 incident when former “Seinfeld” actor Michael Richards went on a racist tantrum during his stand-up show.
“I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call them all crackers or something crazy like that,” Chappelle added. “I know that sh*t would be on YouTube. ‘Dave Chappelle calls a room full of white people crackers.’ Couldn’t do that. I felt bad when Kramer did that sh*t to us. I did. I was a f*cking Seinfeld fan to the end. I saw that sh*t and was like, ‘Kramer, you f*cked up. You lost me, baby.’ That was the black in me. The comedian in me was like, ‘Woo, this n*gga’s having a tough set! Hang in there, Kramer! Don’t let ‘em break you!’ That sh*t in Hartford was bad. And you know that crowd’s lucky they got to see me freak out. Sh*t’s like being at a f*cking tiger show the night Sigfried and Roy got their throats bit out by the tiger. It’s f*cked up and I know deep down that’s why you go to the tiger show. You don’t go to the tiger show to see somebody be safe. You guys are thinking in the back of your mind, ‘This motherf*cker might get bit. I’d like to see that for $35.'” (Da Laughing Barrel)
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