Caption: “Unforgiven. That’s why, ”the video explains why he asked the streamer to withdraw his Comedy Central series.
In the video, filmed at a recent stand-up show, he said: “People think I made a lot of money with it. Chappelle show.
“When I left this show, I never got paid. They [ViacomCBS] not had to pay me because I signed the contract.
“But is it true? I found out that these people were streaming my work, and they never had to ask me or they never had to tell me.
“Perfectly legal because I signed the contract. But is it true? I didn’t think so either.
“That’s why I love working for Netflix. I love working for Netflix because when all these bad things happened to me, this company didn’t even exist.
“And when I found out that they were broadcasting Chappelle show, I was furious. How could they not – how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and told them it hurt me.
“And you want to know what they did?” They agreed to remove it from their rig just to make me feel better.
“That’s why I fuck with Netflix. Because they paid me my money, they do what they say they’re going to do, and they’ve gone above and beyond what you might expect from a businessman.
“They did something just because they thought I might think they were wrong. And I do – I think if you run this show, you close the stolen goods. “
He goes on to say that he doesn’t go to his agents, he goes to his real boss – his fans.
He added, “I beg you – if you ever love me, if you ever think there was something valid about me, I beg you, don’t watch this show.
“I’m not asking you to boycott a network – boycott me. Boycott Chappelle show.
“Don’t watch it unless they pay me. “
Chappelle co-created, produced and starred in Chappelle show, which aired on Comedy Central between 2003 and 2006, but has struck a deal with Netflix for the past four years for its popular stand-up specials.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Netflix probably did not know whether or how much Chappelle was paid to stream the show on the platform.
LADbible has contacted ViacomCBS for comment.