Comedian Dave Chappelle‘s connection to the hip-hop world came full circle last night (June 23) when rap veteran Nas became the latest rapper to show support for the one-time television heavyweight. #OneMic
Chappelle relied on Nasir Jones to take over the second part of his limited Radio City Music Hall standup series in New York.
Eventually he’d introduce the evening’s performer, Nas. Chappelle cheerfully announced the handpicked rapper’s booking during an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” Nas, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his “Illmatic” debut album, performed with a 45-piece orchestra, making a set filled with gritty tales of New York City street life sound gorgeous. (Billboard)
Dipset’s Cam’ron posted a photo alongside Diplomat Freekey Zekey and longtime pal Damon “Dame” Dash with Chappelle on Instagram over the weekend.
“Me @duskopoppington @freeky730 at Dave Chappelle show.. This n*gga still funny as sh*t,” Cam captioned to the photo. (Cam’ron’s Instagram)
According to reports, rap star Kanye West performed a handful of his notable hits at a surprise appearance for Chappelle Friday (June 20) night.
The rapper, who wasn’t announced as a guest performer, played a surprise mini-concert during the second of the comedian’s 10-night show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. West tackled his hits including “Jesus Walks”, “Gold Digger” and “New Slaves”. Midway through his performance of “Gold Digger”, Kim Kardashian‘s husband jumped off the stage and rapped his verses in the middle of the crowd. (Ace Showbiz)
Appearing on the “Late Show” last week, Chappelle did not hold back on why he turned down a $50 million television deal.
“I don’t talk about it — technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work. It’s like getting divorced in the 50’s. People didn’t go to Divorce Court. They’d look at their wife like, ‘Baby, I’m going to get a pack of cigarettes, I’ll be right back.’ [laughs] … I look at it like this: I’m at a restaurant with my wife, it’s a nice restaurant and we’re eating dinner. I look across the room and say, ‘You see this guy across the room. He has $100 million dollars’, and we’re eating the same entree. Okay, fine, I don’t have $50 million dollars or whatever it was. Let’s say I have $10 million in the bank. The difference in lifestyle is miniscule. The only difference between having $10 million dollars and $50 million dollars is an astounding $40 million dollars.” (“The Late Show”)