Early into The Closer, a portion of which is about to be spoiled in this article if you haven’t already watched it, Chappelle said he entered the taping with “an objective” related to his series of specials for the streaming platform.
“I came here tonight because this body of work that I’ve done on Netflix, I’m going to complete,” he said. “All the questions you might have had about all these jokes I’ve said in the last few years, I hope to answer tonight. And I’d like to start by addressing the [LGBTQ] community directly. I want every member of that community to know that I come here tonight in peace and I hope to negotiate the release of DaBaby.”
From there, 48-year-old Chappelle acknowledged that DaBaby, 29, made “a very egregious mistake” with his Rolling Loud comments before bringing up a fatal 2018 Walmart shooting alleged to have involved the artist.