When Dave Chappelle was in need, Jamie Foxx had his back.
On Tuesday night, the comedian was attacked onstage by a man at the Hollywood Bowl for the Netflix Is a Joke festival.
Along with the security guards who were there to chase, overpower and apprehend the attacker, Foxx was also on hand to help Chappelle fight the man off.
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The man who tackled Chappelle was later taken away in an ambulance, just before Chris Rock came onstage and made a joke.
“Is that Will Smith?” Rock said.
When Chappelle finally returned to the stage, he brought Foxx with him and said, “Whenever you’re in trouble, Jamie Foxx will show up in a sheriff’s hat.”
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“I thought that was part of the show,” Foxx admitted, while the two revealed that Busta Rhymes was backstage as well and approached them to help out.
“I’ve had an incredible time,” Foxx added. “This man is an absolute genius. We’ve got to make sure we protect him at all times, man.”
“I’ve been doing this 35 years,” Chappelle said. “I just stomped a n***a backstage. Always wanted to do that. I seen Busta Rhymes there, like, ‘That’s how you do it, dog.'”