Dave Chappelle revealed in a new interview with Esquire magazine that he had several reasons for walking away from his “Chappelle’s Show” – and a deal worth more than $50 million. The funnyman says:
Culturally: “The bottom line was, white people own everything, and where can a black person go and be himself or say something that’s familiar to him and not have to explain or apologize?”
Professionally: “I felt like I was really pressured to settle for something that I didn’t necessarily feel like I wanted.”
Personally: “The thing about show business is that, in a way, it forces dysfunctional relationships in people.”
Dave tells the magazine that “Chappelle’s Show” was the best television experience he ever had. He still plans to continue telling jokes and entertaining audiences so I hope he’ll be back soon.
Watch Dave Chappelle’s version of GTA Vice City after the jump.