Dave Chappelle revealed some shocking news when he took to the stage on Thursday night (May 5) at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
The legendary comedian, who was attacked on Tuesday night while doing stand-up, says he actually spoke to Isaiah Lee, the man who attacked him, before he was taken away by security.
"I needed to talk to him,” Chappelle said of the shocking event, according to TMZ, adding that Lee told him this was all about getting attention for his grandmother who he said had been forced out of her neighborhood because of gentrification.
Chappelle made the remarks at the legendary venue with many celebrities in attendance, including Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Jeff Ross, and Chris Rock – the latter of which joined him on stage to joke about being attacked during a performance.
Dave also noted: "At least you got smacked by someone of repute. I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair!" Rock responded, "I got smacked by the softest n**** that ever rapped."
Chappelle ended the show with a gaze at Diddy and the remark, "I am in the place where you sat in the car with Biggie Smalls as he died. I hate this city."
The Los Angeles County D.A. has rejected Lee’s case as a felony and placed it in the City Attorney’s office for misdemeanor prosecution. The City Attorney has charged the man with four crimes.
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