Dave Chappelle Explains Why He Ended 'Chappelle's Show'

Dave Chappelle on Prince's Death: 'I Looked Up to Him Like Everybody Did'

The 43-year-old comedian sat down with Gayle King of "CBS This Morning" to discuss Prince's lasting impression on him, and the friendship between the two. Despite the fact that many thought he had beef with the sketch show, Chappelle says he never hated it - it's just that he resents them getting credit for doing a style of comedy that he fought hard to pioneer on his show on Comedy Central. "But in your mind you're like, "That bitch is insane".

Chappelle used a story from a nature show he'd recently watched as an analogy for escaping the traps of fame. "I'm not goin' back, '" Chappelle said, laughing to himself.

Before leaving fame for South America in 2005 - even with the hit "Chappelle Show" on his hands - an iconic sketch came to TV screens across America, with Chappelle portraying Prince as he destroyed Charlie Murphy and company in a pick-up basketball game.

His highly-anticipated Netflix stand-up special will be available to stream Tuesday (March 21). At the end of the day ... you don't have that much control over it.

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Photo of Dave Chappelle courtesy of Twitter. I fought very hard. "[Someone] said to me that comedy is a reconciliation of paradox", Chappelle explained. "I found a way that - to do what I liked to do and avoid some of the parts of it that I was uncomfortable with", Chappelle said about his time away from the spotlight.

"I've been all over the country, touring all my life", he said. Now I've seen everything. "And I think it's awesome that the millennials and younger people may have gotten reintroduced to Prince through a comedy sketch". "It wasn't like I brushed past them like 'I don't want to hear it, ' I had time to stop like 'You do?' It was just like the way that I engaged with the world was different".

He also addressed his apparent feud with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, which began at the Roots Picnic in October when he said: "Put some respect on my name, y'all don't know what I've been through...watching Key & Peele do my show the last five fucking years". "I think that when you get to a certain altitude there's more scrutiny over the things you say, because the platform is so powerful".

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