/  12.29.2021

Danny Brown is challenging a story that Dave Chappelle told about him on Big Sean’s 2020 album, Detroit 2. On Tuesday (Dec. 28), the “Grown Up” rapper said Chappelle’s skit about the two of them getting high together before one of the comedian’s Detroit shows was “funny,” but not entirely accurate.

“It was funny, but I ain’t like that shit, man, because that ain’t the true story,” Brown told HotNewHipHop. The Motor City native added, “I’ll tell my side in my stand-up set.”

As Detroit 2 listeners may remember, Chappelle told the tale of his and Brown’s impromptu meeting on the album’s “Story By Dave Chappelle.” According to Chappelle, the pair met backstage before he was about to perform at The Fillmore in Detroit, a city he said is known for its “particularly challenging” comedy audiences.

Chappelle said that he and Brown smoked marijuana together, but the weed was surprisingly strong and he went onstage knowing he was going to “bomb.” Although the set went “terribly,” Chappelle said it was “one of my favorite crowd interactions ever.” He also recalled seeing Brown sneak out the back door midway through the show, which made him bust out laughing.

After the bad show, Chappelle said he was picked back up by some fatherly advice given to him by a man who turned out to be Big Sean’s dad. “He gave me a pep talk that only a dad could give and it made me feel wonderful, man,” he said in the skit.

So far, Chappelle hasn’t responded to Brown having a different version of events that night.

Elsewhere in his interview, Brown also discussed his own venture into comedy. The 40-year-old recently came out to show support at one of Freddie Gibbs’ comedy shows in Austin and opened for Hannibal Buress.

“The shit is hard,” Brown said about stand-up. “I would say it’s 100x harder than doing rap. I’m just a student of a game, I would say right now. I’m very lucky and honored to be hanging around them motherfuckers and being able to soak up game for the last few years. I’ll hit my stride with it soon.”


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