Dave Chappelle has requested Netflix removes Chappelle’s Present, and the streaming big has accepted.
The comic defined in a video his shared on Instagram yesterday (November 24) that ViacomCBS had licensed the Comedy Central sequence with out paying him, which prompted his request to Netflix.
“Individuals suppose I made some huge cash from Chappelle’s Present,” Chappelle defined in the video, titled Unforgiven, which he filmed throughout a latest standup present, reflecting on his profession.
“After I left that present I by no means bought paid. They [ViacomCBS] didn’t should pay me as a result of I signed the contract. However is that proper? I came upon that these individuals have been streaming my work and so they by no means needed to ask me or they by no means have to inform me. Completely authorized ‘trigger I signed the contract.”
He continued: “However is that proper? I didn’t suppose so both. That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix as a result of when all these dangerous issues occurred to me, that firm didn’t even exist.”
Explaining his resolution to contact Netflix, who have been licensing Chappelle’s Present on a non-exclusive foundation, Dave Chappelle stated: “And once I came upon they have been streaming Chappelle’s Present, I used to be livid. How might they not– how might they not know?
“So you recognize what I did? I known as them and I instructed them that this makes me really feel dangerous. And also you wish to know what they did? They agreed that they’d take it off their platform simply so I might really feel higher.”
He added: “That’s why I f*ck with Netflix. As a result of they paid me my cash, they do what they are saying they’re going to do, and so they went above and past what you could possibly count on from a businessman. They did one thing simply because they thought that I’d suppose that they have been improper. And I do — I believe that in case you are f*cking streaming that present you’re fencing stolen items.”
Chappelle ended his message by urging his followers to boycott the present, saying, “Don’t watch it until they pay me.”