Comedian Dave Chappelle stopped by the Tonight Show on Friday and recalled his first greeting with rapper, Kanye West. Needless to say … It’s comical and of course, classic Kanye.
“You know Kanye, you could tell he was going to be a star,” the comedian told late night host, Jimmy Fallon. “It was like Muhammad Ali in Olympic Village. Like he just knew he was going to get the gold.”
The 40-year-old continued,”It was the day that Jay Z’s The Black Album came out. It was me, Common, [Talib] Kweli and Kanye. The record starts and Jay Z says on one record [“Lucifer”], ‘Kanyeezy, you’s a genius. You did it again!’ Kanye stood up. First time he spoke all day, and he goes, ‘Stop the record! And rewind that.'”
Chappelle continued, recalling another moment when the group sat in edit with the comedian to watch a few classic sketches. “In the middle of it Kanye’s phone rings and he’s like, ‘Hello? No, I can’t. Because I’m at the edit for the Dave Chappelle Show, watching sketches that no one’s seen before. Cause my life is dope, and I do dope sh*t.’ And he hung up,” Dave concluded.
Chappelle will be at the Radio City Music Hall from June 18-26.
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