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Chappelle Talks About Making Fun of Prince and Meeting Kanye for the First Time

The Dave Chappelle hiatus is really over! In advance of his nine straight days of performances at Radio City Music Hall, Chappelle went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Instead of asking him about why he left show business like Dave Letterman did, the ever genial Fallon kept it light, talking about Prince’s album cover of “Breakfast Can Wait,” which features Chappelle dressed up as Prince and serving pancakes. “That’s a Prince judo move right there,” said Chappelle. “You make fun of Prince in a sketch, and then he’ll just use you in an album cover … What am I going to do? Sue him for using a picture of me dressed up as him? That’s checkmate right there.” He also recounted the first time he met celebrities like The Roots and, most notably, Kanye West, who knew that he was awesome way before anyone else did. “It was like Muhammad Ali in Olympic Village,” Chappelle said. “He just knew he was going to get the gold.”

Chappelle Talks About Prince, Meeting Kanye