Dave Chappelle’s alleged attacker, Isaiah Lee, previously wrote a song named after the comedian.
Chappelle was performing at the Netflix is a Joke Festival in Los Angeles last night (May 3) when a man ran onto the stage and “pulled” on him.
Los Angeles Police Department arrested and charged Lee with assault with a deadly weapon after he was reportedly armed with a replica weapon “which, if discharged correctly, can eject a knife blade.”
Lee, an aspiring rapper known professionally as No_Name Trapper, has a verified Spotify profile that reveals a tally of nearly 6,000 monthly listeners.
He released a song titled “Dave Chappelle” on his 2020 album. Born and died in the trap.
The album’s second track contains lyrics that appear to refer to the Hollywood Bowl, the site where the incident occurred.
“Walkin’ straight into da Bowl,” Lee raps in the first few lines of the song.
After the attack, Chappelle joked that his attacker was a trans man, for which he has since been criticized by fans.
The comedian previously made headlines for his comments about transgender people on his standup shows. In October, a civil rights organization called for his latest special, The nearerbeing removed from Netflix over “continuing violence” against trans people.
The Independent has reached out to Chappelle’s representative for comment.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/dave-chappelle-alleged-attacker-song-b2071686.html Dave Chappelle’s alleged attacker wrote a song named after the comedian that appears to reference the Hollywood Bowl