Dave Chappelle Brought Weed From Idris Elba?
Dave Chappelle is a dapper son of a gun on the cover of GQ’s “Men Of the Year” issue
, and shows off his expensive taste in the folds, wearing a $5,000 jacket.
The “Chappelle Show” comedian opened up about an array of topics, taking us on a journey through the mind of a comedic genius. It was pretty interesting…
Check out some of the highlights:
So, we had no clue Idris Elba used to sell weed and, may have sold weed to Dave Chappelle when he used to work at Carolines.
“Oh, okay. So he used to work at Carolines. During that era of my life, there’s a high possibility that I bought reefer from Idris. Fast-forward to when I was doing Chappelle’s Show. Idris would come to the set sometimes. Not the set where we’d be filming sketches, but the set when we did the live portion of the show and we showed the audience sketches. It used to be a real hot ticket in New York. There’s a lot of women who used to work on the show…all very professional, with the single exception when Idris would come around. It doesn’t matter how big a star would be on the show, when he came around, women would just lose their goddamn minds.”
If he had the opportunity to play any character he wanted on TV, he’d be:
“A zombie in The Walking Dead. A corpse on CSI. I’d be the first black guy to f–k Olivia Pope [Kerry Washington] on Scandal…”
Remember that really weird quote when Kanye compared fame to slavery? He had something to say about that too:
“Well, okay now, I don’t know about that. But I do see a common denominator in the sense that the issue of privacy in general is everyone’s issue. And his version of that is very extreme. I’m a celebrity in some people’s eyes, but not to the extent he is. I saw on Yahoo that his wife got tackled in Paris. Like, just crazy shit. I think that he’s right in the sense that scrutiny in and of itself is oppressive. If someone sits there and stares at you while you eat, you won’t even eat the way you normally do, because it’ll make you so uncomfortable. If I look at my dog when he’s eating, he will look at me like, “Dave, I will bite you. What are you looking at? I’m trying to eat.” It’s something that dehumanizes a person, being on display like that. So is it like the civil rights movement? Not quite. The metrics are a little wrong to make that comparison. But it is a civil rights issue, in a sense. Because how is he supposed to live his life? It’s like someone putting their ear to your butt and being like, “Ew, you farted!” Stop listening to my asshole!”
He also opened up about being able to completely shut himself off from the world, how he did when he first quit “The Chappelle Show.”
“Yeah, man. Which is good, because what that’s allowed me to do is have a vantage point about my own life that’s accessible to people still. I could see a guy walking down the street and be like, Even though I’m famous, I got more in common with this guy than, like, Brad Pitt. You know what I mean? Like, as a comedian, there’s a certain closeness you need with people. I listen to some of Richard Pryor’s shows as an adult, and it’s more remarkable—moments when he’s talking about freebasing and Jim Brown, staging interventions, and just these kinds of bits. Or the one where he says, “He took me in the basement and showed me the monster.” I mean, I get chills thinking about that bit.
On his current state of happiness:
Right now in L.A. with the sun shining on me? Talking about GQ Men of the Year? Yeah! I’m happy. It’s a good day. It’s a very good day. You know, I have angst in my life, but I’m like anybody. We all have angst in our lives that we pick up and fidget with and then we put down and look at some other things that make us feel good or enjoy our lives. Today I’m happy, yeah. Some days I am not happy, but I’m not necessarily sad. What I’m trying to say is that if anything like Robin Williams ever happened to me, suspect foul play.*
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