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You knew it would happen. It was just a matter of when.

We’re talking about Dave Chappelle addressing Azealia Banks’ claim that they had an affair, people. Nearly three weeks after Banks went public with her allegations, Chappelle responded to the “212” rapper in a new standup special released on June 12. But before we dive in, let’s quickly recap what Banks said exactly.

Dave Chappelle at an event in January 2020
Dave Chappelle at an event in January 2020 | Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Azealia Banks’ comments on Dave Chappelle

Banks had been on Instagram Live in late May when she started threatening to “spill tea” on men in the industry, especially those who fail to defend her when she’s “getting attacked in the media.”

“Like Dave Chappelle,” she said in the video. “I should ruin your f*cking marriage… I should ruin your f*cking marriage. I should tell the f*cking world that we f*cked … cause y’all n*ggas don’t look out for me so what the f*ck I’m keeping secrets for y’all n*ggas for.”

Deciding to air him out, Banks went on to detail their alleged encounter. “You got some good d*ck, n*gga!…No, Dave Chappelle can f*ck me again,” she continued. “That was some good Black d*ck. That was some good, strong, Manding’…and that n*gga’s a legend- like, yes. Gimme that f*cking legend energy! I will snatch that sh*t right out!”

Dave Chappelle is indeed married

The Sticks & Stones artist did not immediately speak out about Banks’ claim, which wasn’t out of the ordinary. Generally, he keeps out of the public eye and lives a quiet life with his wife, Elaine. He and Elaine have been together since some time in the ’90s and later married in a 2001 ceremony. Together, they are parents to three children: Suleyman, Ibrahim, and Sanaa.

Chappelle doesn’t usually talk about his family life. However, he’ll occasionally mention it in his comedy routines — as he did in his 2017 Netflix specialEquanimity & The Bird Revelation, where he hilariously talked about a time when he drunkenly picked his son up from a party.


Azealia Banks Gets Dragged After Claiming Affair with Dave Chappelle and Trying to Ruin His Marriage

Dave Chappelle’s reaction to Azealia Banks’ comments came in his new standup special, ‘8:46’

Chappelle had been talking about conservative pundit Candace Owens’ comments about the death of George Floyd when he moved on to Banks’ claims.

“I seen Candace Owens try to convince white America, ‘Don’t worry about it. He’s a criminal anyway.’ I don’t give a f*ck what this n*gga did. I don’t care what this n*gga did. I don’t care if he personally kicked Candace Owens in her stanky p***y… I don’t know if it stanks, but I imagine it does. If I ever find out, I’ll let you know for sure. I’ll tell like Azealia Banks. I’ll tell.”

He did not confirm or deny Banks’ claim.

As of writing, she has not addressed his remarks in the special, but we’ll let you know if anything changes.

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