Dave Chappelle stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (Jun. 13) to plug his upcoming nine-show run at Radio City Music Hall. Chopping it up about the show’s lineup, which includes Nas and The Roots, the two comedians also discussed Chappelle’s first encounter with Kanye West.
“You know Kanye. You could just tell that he was going to be a star. I didn’t know him until he did the show; my friend was telling me ‘You gotta book this guy Kanye.’ I said okay, I booked the guy, and it was like Muhammad Ali in Olympic village. He just knew he was going to get the gold,” Chappelle explained.
Continuing to describe West’s signature confidence level, Chappelle recalled Yeezy’s overzealous reaction to being shouted on Jay Z The Black Album. He ended his anecdote by sharing how West ended a phone call he had taken while watching unseen clips of his wildly Chappelle Show series:
“‘Cause my life is dope, and I do dope shit.”
Dave Chappelle’s string of shows at Radio City Music Hall kicks off on June 18. Watch his interview with Jimmy Fallon above.