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One the greatest skits from Chappelle’s Show featured Charlie Murphy recounting getting blessed with buckets while playing basketball against the music icon. So naturally many wondered what Dave Chappelle would say about the Purple One’s passing.

Chappelle finally spoke publicly during his show early Friday morning (April 22) at the Chapel in San Francisco.

“This is black 9/11,” Chappelle told the audience per the San Francisco Chronicle. “I almost thought about not coming tonight, but my band was like, ‘Yo, Prince would definitely not condone that.”

The show ended up being a tribute to Prince with the band playing his songs and the marquee featuring the opening line from Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”: “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get thru this thing called life.”

We wouldn’t go as far as comparing a terrorist attack to the death of a music legend, but we do understand the sentiment that Chappelle was trying to convey.

Watch the famed skit below.

[H/T Consequence of Sound]

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