In some ways, Dave Chappelle's R. Kelly '(I Wanna) Piss On You' spoof started a course of which led to Surviving R. Kelly and Kelly's impending banishment from the leisure trade.
The 2003 sketch didn't go over properly with Kelly on the time. According to Chappelle's former collaborator Neal Brennan, Kells was so pissed on the mockery he despatched his goons after Chappelle.
People had been mad final week that we did an R. Kelly sketches 15 years in the past. Here's me explaining comedy to them. pic.twitter.com/FQoxIALqkr
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) January 15, 2019
“R. Kelly needed to struggle Dave,” Brennan stated. “Literally, his goons stepped to Dave in Chicago and Dave’s goons intervened. The goons negotiated.”
Brennan additionally pushed again on the notion that they normalized Kelly by mocking him.
“So the concept we in some way normalize this … we also did a white supremacist sketch,” Brennan stated. “I don’t suppose we normalized white supremacy. Our job is to poke enjoyable at issues, and even when it’s bleak we nonetheless poke enjoyable at it. We’re making an attempt to humiliate a man who’s recognized for peeing on… it’s insane.”