Dave Chappelle does not require an introduction as a stand-up comedian, as his wide range of material and superb timing have made him a big success. Now Chappelle has made another headline, this time because of a surprise for his fans at the Kweli show in NYC.

During Talib Kweli’s show at the Blue Note in New York on Thursday, Dave Chappelle astonished the fans by presenting the iconic musician to the audience. Kweli is one of Chappelle’s “closest” colleagues in the entertainment industry.

“Him and Yasiin Bey, out of all the people in showbiz is probably who I’m closest to.”

Last week, Kweli stated that Black Star is working on a new album, and the comic went out to tease it. Many in the audience attempted to capture Chappelle’s presence on their phones while he was speaking, despite Chappelle’s requests.


“Hip hop’s dynamic duo is returning — and tonight you get to meet one of the finest emcees that Brooklyn has ever produced. And Brooklyn’s made some good ones. Rest in peace B.I.G.”

“If you see me, put the motherfukin’ cell phones down. It is too hot on these streets. They are out here killing playas.”

Kweli played The Whiskey Boys, along with his band. For years, Kweli and Bey have teased an imminent project. On Chappelle’s podcast, The Midnight Miracle, the duo debuted a new song from the project, produced by Madlib, in 2021. Did you enjoy the show? For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a law student at Calcutta University. She writes for Thirsty for News, covering world news and entertainment. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.

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