AceShowbiz - Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes and Jon Stewart were not participating in the beatdown of Dave Chappelle's attacker at his comedy show. A rep for the comedian has clarified his comments after he gave props to his pals for helping interfere when the man, who has been identified as Isaiah Lee, jumped onstage and lunged at Dave.
Following the bizarre incident at Hollywood Bowl, Dave have sung praises for Jamie, Busta and Jon for allegedly stepping in and taking down the due who attacked him. Immediately after the incident, the "Chi-Raq" star said of Jamie onstage, "Whenever you're in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff's hat." He also said that Busta was helping stomp on the 23-year-old attacker.
On Tuesday night, during an after party at the Pendry Hotel in WeHo, Dave further gushed about his friends who subdued the attacker. "I felt good my friends broke his arm. I felt good, how bad does a n***** have to be that Jon Stewart would stomp him!" he bragged.
"Those are very powerful friends and I'm sharing [this night] with people I love very much," he went on praising them. The 48-year-old, however, noted that "killing that n**** would have been stupid."
However, Dave might have been exaggerating with his comments about his friends' involvement in the beatdown. His spokesperson Carla Sims tells TMZ that the funnyman was just joking with his comments, meaning none of the three guys threw a punch or otherwise participated in the takedown.
Meanwhile, Isaiah has escaped felony prosecution after the onstage attack. He, instead, is facing multiple misdemeanor charges for battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and commission of an act that delays the event or interferes with the performer. If he's convicted, he faces a potential maximum sentence of 18 months in county jail and/or a $4,000 fine.