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Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Isaiah Lee on Being Inspired By Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at OSCARS

Dave Chapelle’s attacker Isaiah Lee has disclosed what motivated him to attack the comedian on stage. According to Lee who is facing charges for stabbing his roommate on why he jumped on stage and attacked Dave said he was emboldened by Will Smith’s Oscars slap.

That slap gave him the courage to also do the same to Chapelle via Complex;

The man who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage earlier this month has provided a further explanation of why he tackled the comedian.

Isaiah Lee told the New York Post on Monday that Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March was inspiring to him. He commended Smith’s motivations for hitting Rock, calling his joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia a “tasteless” jab.

“That’s not right what [Chris Rock] said about his wife, calling her GI Jane,” 23-year-old Lee said. He also applauded Smith for “standing up for his wife.”

Lee also said Chappelle’s jokes about LGBTQ people and homelessness set him off, particularly because he identifies as bisexual and has experienced homelessness before. Lee revealed similar details about his life in a previous interview with The Post.

“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect,” Lee said. “I wanted Dave Chappelle and people to know that these are things you need to be more sensitive about and not joke about.”

Lee also confessed that the attack was a way for him to elevate his own profile as a fledgling rapper. “I’m not going to lie… it was a bit of clout-chasing,” he said. While he previously said he didn’t suffer from mental health issues, he said on Monday that he has bipolar depression disorder and was taking his medications when the attack happened. He also alleges that Busta Rhymes and Jamie Foxx “jumped” him backstage after the attack.

Flip to the next page for the footage of Isaiah Lee attacking Dave Chapelle on stage…

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