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More interesting tidbits from the wide world of Dave

This week, Dave Chappelle will be one of several “Men of the Year” to grace the prestigious cover of GQ, and in a very rare interview, Chappelle touches on everything his fans and critics want to know, including getting back into film, his early, and career-defining Hip-Hop affiliations with Kanye West, Mos Def and more, and why exactly he decided to walk away from a $50 million TV deal. His decision to do so was so shocking, even today, rappers–in this instance, J. Cole–still say things like “Could I walk away from fifty mil like, Dave Chappelle” (“Runaway”).

In his interview with GQ‘s Mark Anthony-Green, Chappelle drops what’s probably one of the most legendary pieces of celebrity throwback stories you’ll ever hear.

Oh, okay. So he [Elba] used to work at Carolines. During that era of my life, there’s a high possibility that I bought reefer from Idris.


You can tell he’s an old school cat: “reefer”. Considering both Chappelle and Elba have gone on to become extremely well respected and paid entertainers, Elba will probably read that and laugh, but man. Imagine a time you could cop from Idris.