The good news is that it was a fake gun.
Here is the bad news. If this man wanted to murder Dave Chappelle, he could have. If you watch the video, he is on stage so quick, if he had a weapon ready, there is nothing that Chappelle’s security or Jamie Foxx, for that matter, could have done. We are losing recipes and comedy.
Some are blaming Will Smith for this. People are becoming much bolder when they can’t take a joke. Chappelle laughed it off, but it could have been way worse. This was indeed a scarier situation than what we initially thought. TMZ has more on the man who attacked Chappelle.
Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl performance Tuesday night came to a temporary screeching halt when someone rushed the stage and attacked the comedian, and it was especially scary because we’ve learned the guy pulled out a gun.
Law enforcement tells TMZ, the attacker actually pointed the gun at Chapelle as he rushed him. We’re told the gun was not real, it was a replica of a semi-automatic. It also weirdly had a knife attached to the gun.
An eyewitness tells TMZ … the attacker got up and started running as a swarm of people went after him. He was running around the screen on the stage when, as the eyewitness put it, “the mob caught up with him and beat the crap out of him, stomping on him.” The eyewitness says Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes got a few licks in.
We’re told Dave was ok but the attacker was injured and taken by stretcher to an ambulance. We’re told he’s currently in the hospital. LAPD sources tell us, the man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
The name of the man who attacked Dave is 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, he’s being held on $30,000 bail.
Lee’s elbow looks terrible in the videos of the aftermath of the beatdown.
Chappelle’s security looks like the keystone cops trying to chase him down on stage.
Flip the pages for the full spear on Chappelle and takedown of Lee. Also, bonus video of Chris Rock asking if that was Will Smith.