Elon Musk Says “I’m Rich, Bitch!” After thousands booed him at Dave Chappelle’s show
Twitter owner Elon Musk discovered on Sunday that mass layoffs, enabling online hate and threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci can have you booed by the thousands. (Watch the videos below)
The tech billionaire was teased when comedian Dave Chappelle introduced him onstage during his routine at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Chappelle tried to get the Tesla CEO into his tray as the boos escalated.
In a video shared on Musk’s own platform (where some footage was allegedly removed at source), Chappelle told fans, “Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world.”
As the teasing became evident, Chappelle told Musk, “Looks like some of those people you fired are in the audience.” The comedian, who himself is courting controversy with jokes about transgender people and a recent “Saturday Night Live” monologue on anti-Semitism, continued to call out the disapproval emanating from the crowd.
“All these booing people, I’m just pointing out the obvious – they have terrible seats,” Chappelle said.
“His whole business model is Earth, I’m leaving anyway,” the comedian joked, referring to Musk’s plans for the trip to Mars.
“The first comedy club on Mars should be mine,” he added. “A deal is a deal, boss.”
Chappelle implored fans to “shut up.”
“Do you hear that sound, Elon? It’s the sound of ongoing civil unrest,” Chappelle said.
The two exchanged a handshake and a hug, but that was apparently not all. Chris Rock took the stage and Chappelle urged Musk to shout “I’m rich, bitch!” – an old Chappelle refrain – according to an additional video. Musk required.
Musk tweeted on Monday that he received 90% applause but the public boos were a first for him. “It’s almost like I offended the sf lefties …but nahhh,” he wrote on Twitter.
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