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Dave Chapelle Interrupts Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance With Joke About Race in America

Kendrick Lamar opened this year’s Grammys on a pseudo-political note.

Lamar performed a medley of his songs accompanied by dancers in camouflage and hoodies, as a giant American flag swayed behind him. After a few minutes, he turned around to a screen that read, one word appearing onscreen at a time, “This is a satire by Kendrick Lamar.”

He was joined onstage by Bono and The Edge of U2, who helped Lamar perform a musical interlude. That’s when comedian Dave Chapelle showed up and laid some truth on the audience.

The lights went out and Chapelle sowed up, alone, onstage and introduced himself, segueing into a quick joke on race relations in America.

“Hi. I’m Dave Chapelle,” he said. “I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man being honest in America, is being an honest black man in America.”

Lamar finished the performance and no mention of Chapelle’s interruption was made.

Watch above, via CBS.

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