Less than a month after Dave Chappelle’s ‘Chappelle’s Show’ was added to Netflix’s library, it’s been removed… at the request of Dave Chappelle.
In an 18-minute post to Instagram, the comedy legend said he hasn’t been properly paid, and that he was never consulted about Netflix’s streaming deal.
In the clip, Chappelle explains that when he left ‘Chappelle’s Show’, he never got paid by ViacomCBS (who owns the show) and never reached out to him regarding the licencing the series to Netflix.
Thing is, he signed a contract.
“They [ViacomCBS] didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal because I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either,” Chappelle said, adding that he did so “the way that a 28-year-old expecting father that was broke signs a contract.”
Chappelle said he was “furious” when he heard that Netflix, who has several multi-million-dollar deals with Chappelle, was streaming the show:
“So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better. That’s why I f–k with Netflix. Because they paid me my money, they do what they say they’re going to do, and they went above and beyond what you could expect from a businessman. They did something just because they thought that I might think that they were wrong.”
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