Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Dave Chapelle Attacker Inspired by Will Smith

In a jailhouse interview Isaiah Lee, who tackled Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl, claimed he was triggered by Dave's jokes about the LGBTQ community and the homeless [click here if you missed that].

Lee also says he was inspired by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards...

From Page Six 
Isaiah Lee, 23, sat down for a second jailhouse interview with The Post Monday at the Twin Towers Correctional facility in downtown Los Angeles, where he applauded Smith for smacking Rock across the face on live TV after the comic made a “tasteless” joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness.
“That’s not right what [Chris Rock] said about his wife, calling her GI Jane,” said Lee, referencing a crack the former “SNL” star made about Pinkett Smith’s hair loss from alopecia, which Smith has said is what spurred him to walk on stage and hit Rock.
Lee said Smith was “standing up for his wife” during the infamous celeb-on-celeb smack heard ’round the world, which inspired Lee to storm the stage and tackle Chappelle during the May 3 “Netflix Is a Joke” show after he made quips about LGBTQ people and homelessness.
He said his goal was to stand up for what he believed in — inspired by the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star.
....he admitted the attack was also partially driven by an effort to raise his public profile as a budding rap star who goes by the stage name “NoName_Trapper” and once put out a song about the Emmy-winning Chappelle.
“I’m not going to lie … it was a bit of clout-chasing,” Lee said of his decision to jump on stage.