In a new stand-up performance, Dave Chappelle explains why he asked Netflix to remove the ‘Chappelle Show’ from its platform.
In ‘Unforgiven,’ an 18-minute long segment, Chappelle goes into detail about how signed a contract out of desperation, giving away his name and likeness to Comedy Central. Comedy Central still owns the rights to the ‘Chappelle Show,’ and that is the reason why Chappelle wanted Netflix to stop streaming the show.
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“I signed the contract but I signed the contract the way that a twenty-eight-year-old expectant father that was broke signs a contract. I was desperate and needed a way out and it wasn’t good money and it wasn’t good circumstances,” he said during the performance.
Chappelle has been at odds with Comedy Central for years. Chappelle believes that what they did to him was not right.
“When I left that show, I never got paid. They didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” Chappelle said.
“If you are fucking streaming that show you’re fencing stolen goods. They stole that from me, they just took it.”
Before ending the segment with a mic drop, Chappelle encouraged his fans to boycott the ‘Chappelle Show’ until he gets paid.
” You’re going to pay me. I am inviting you to come with me and work with me and let’s fight against that terrible, terrible feeling that you made me feel. Together. We can fight together and work this thing with Chappelle show out — or, or I can just take it. Thank you.”