The former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson recently opened up on the Comedian, Dave Chappelle, getting attacked. An armed man had assaulted him onstage during his performance at the Netflix Is a Joke festival on May 3 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl arena. The attacker had rushed onstage and tackled Chappelle to the ground. However, he was pulled away by a group of security guards. Los Angeles Police had reported that the attacker named Isiah Lee was armed with a replica gun with a built-in knife.
Mike Tyson comments on the matter
The boxing legend was hosting his ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ podcast with DJ Whoo Kid. Moreover, the former NBA stars Matt Barnes and Stephen ‘Stak’ Jackson were the guests for the episode. It was noted that during the conversation, Kid asked the group if they saw the Chappelle incident. This came after Barnes mentioned that he was at the location and started narrating the entire incident. He highlighted how Chappelle’s show was no holds barred and that he was going after everybody at the show.
Barnes then described how the attacker got on stage and charged at Chappelle. He said:
“It was at the end of the show. So it almost seemed fake. It almost seemed like damn they’re gonna do a little stunt out of this. But it was real. So the motherf**ker went his way up to the front. Jumped up, ran and tackled him and Dave kinda dodged it a little bit.”
In between Barnes’ narration, Tyson exclaimed, “He got f**ked up.” After Barnes finished narrating, Tyson gave his thoughts on the incident. He said, “Ni**as will f**k with people. That’s just what it is.” Tyson also added that it will always be the same at shows.