The man who stormed the stage and tackled Dave Chappelle while armed with a blade-firing fake gun is a wanna-be rap star who has put out a song named after the famous comedian that apparently references the Hollywood Bowl.
Isaiah Lee, 23, was booked with felony assault with a deadly weapon over the attack on the 48-year-old comedian at Tuesday night’s Hollywood Bowl show, the LAPD said.
Lee raps under the name “NoName_Trapper,” according to social media, and has a verified Spotify profile that boasts nearly 6,000 monthly listeners.
Track two of one of his several albums — 2020’s “Born & die in the trap”– is called “Dave Chappell.” While most of the lyrics are mumbled, Lee at one point seemingly references getting into the Hollywood Bowl — which is the location where Tuesday night’s attack took place.
“Walkin’ straight into da Bowl,” he rapped in the 2-minute song.
Chappelle had another show scheduled for the Hollywood Bowl for May 2020, but that ended up being canceled amid the COVID pandemic.
Lee is also seen in an Instagram story apparently made shortly before the Chapelle incident, wearing the same clothes he was later seen wearing on a stretcher after he was roughed up by security.