According to Dave Chappelle’s Kanye West Has Always Been Kanye West


Dave Chappelle stopped by The Tonight Show to chop it up with Jimmy Fallon and talk Jimmy Fallon like stuff. Chappelle recalls meeting Kanye West for the first time, before the world knew him as ‘Ye. Little did we know ‘Ye has always been ‘Ye.

On the day of Kanye’s taping on Chappelle’s Show he, Chappelle, Jay, Common and Talib Kweli listened to “Lucifer” in Chappelle’s studio. In the record Jay says “Kanyeezy, you’re a genius. You did it again.” Chapelle recalls Kanye standing up and saying “STOP the record and REWIND THAT.” If that’s not very Kanye-like of Kanye, I don’t know hat is. Ladies and gentlemen, Exhibit A… 

Chappelle also describes a phone conversation between Kanye and someone on the other end that went a little something like this…

“Hello?” Kanye West answered his ringing phone.  “No, I can’t. Because I’m at the edit for the Dave Chappelle Show, watching sketches that no one’s seen before,” he continued. “’Cause my life is dope, and I do dope shit.” Exhibit B. 


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