Watch Dave Chappelle and Ben Jealous Address Kanye, US Political Divide, and More, on 'The Van Jones Show'
“I don’t have to agree with everything he says, I just trust him as a person of intent. But, uh, yeah. He shouldn’t say all that shit.”
The chat commences with a brief introduction to the comedian-candidate god brother duo’s relationship, which dates back to their teens when Chappelle was still a fledgling presence on the NYC stand-up circuit and Jealous was getting booted from Columbia for protesting the university’s intention to demolish the Audubon Ballroom, the site of Malcom X’s assassination.
From there, Chappelle and Jealous tag in and out addressing a polarized nation’s myriad concerns, including civil rights, the war on drugs, protecting women, and, of course, not letting Kanye deliver important messages on behalf of suffering communities. When the rapper’s name comes up, Chappelle promptly heads for the wings, stepping back only to clarify his stance on a man he explicitly supports as an artist and loves as a dear friend.
Watch Van Jones’ full interview with Dave Chappelle and Ben Jealous up top. And for the love of all that is still good in this world, please vote on November 6th.