Watch: Dave Chappelle Drops Surprise Comedy Special "8:46" Addressing George Floyd, Police Brutality & Protests

The outspoken comedian lets the world in on his thoughts regarding black death at the hands of cops. Candace Owens catches some heat, too.

Dave Chappelle, one of the funniest men ever, was the one person I recently thought "I wonder what he thinks about these unprecedented times. I bet his next stand-up show will be epic."

And sure enough, Dave delivers just what I ordered: a 27-minute fiery salvo comedy special that comes off more like a man ablaze with his thoughts than something meant for you to laugh along with. His spot-on analysis of society’s ills and wills continues to be his mighty swinging sword in delivering truth to power and to the proficiently dumb individuals he prepares to carve up in comedy and civic duty.

Chappelle is in rare form even for something put together off the stream of thoughts. Seething with anger that he controls on a rough pivot while speaking on slavery, Kobe Bryant, and Candace Owens' most recent rant about George Floyd being seen as a hero or martyr in the Black community. 

“We didn't see him as a hero, you did. They killed him so that wasn't right, so he's the guy. We’re not desperate for heroes in the Black community. Any ni**a that survives this nightmare is my goddamn hero.”

The titled special, "8:46," is in reference to the amount of time that, now internationally known victim of police brutality, George Floyd's neck was under the knee of a Minneapolis cop suffocating to death. Debuted on Netflix's Youtube account, Chappelle's first public stage performance in 87 days (the set was recorded on June 6th, 2020) speeds by and is a whiz of passion, side talk, and real ass commentary on topics of the moment. He even squeezed in a joke that touched on rapper Azealia Banks' accusation of an alleged sex episode with Chappelle. The mere mention of this shows how brazen the chain-smoking Ohio resident is (the show is seemingly set in a socially distanced practicing open field in Beaver Creek, OH) even with personal themes.

Watch as Chappelle runs through his notebook of cues to the masked crowd of attendees, whose laughs can be heard through the facial coverings. A word from Chappelle about the project's quality control standards, "Normally I wouldn't show you something so unrefined, I hope you understand."

Hey Dave, we get it, some sh*t just needs to come out as raw as it is. Thanks for always having a fearless perspective on our ever mind-blowing times.

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Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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