Dave Chappelle wasn’t joking when he said Kells was mad.
Dave Chappelle has two infamous skits that drag R. Kelly as a pervert. If you really think about it, he has three if you include the episode where Chappelle is on the stand and squirts digital urine at a prosecutor while satirically defending Kells. The original skits remix two classic Kells songs though. Chappelle remade “Ignition” and “Feelin’ On Yo Booty” into hilarious parodies of Kelly urinating and defecating on his love interests. Both skits have been revived and shared online furiously since Surviving R. Kelly debuted in Lifetime.
Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan sat down with The Breakfast Club, and spoke about the skit and its effect 16 years after the release. “I don’t think people understand what comedy is supposed to do,” Brennan stated. “We will observe things, we will make fun of things. Did people want us to round up a posse and go arrest R. Kelly? Like, what were we supposed to do?” Brennan continued on to claim that, “R. Kelly wanted to fight Dave,” after the skits dropped. If you can remember, Chappelle hints at this on the show at the time. He makes a joke along the lines of Kells being mad that he made a video about urinating on people, with Dave flipping the response and retorting with a line that went something like, “How YOU gonna make a video about pissing on people.” Brennan claimed that, “His goons stepped to Dave in Chicago and Dave’s goons intervened. The goons negotiated.”
People were mad last week that we did an R. Kelly sketches 15 years ago. Here’s me explaining comedy to them. pic.twitter.com/FQoxIALqkr
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) January 15, 2019