Meet Isaiah Lee, the attacker of Dave Chappelle. Below you’ll learn facts about his job, his age, and his Instagram.
So, keep on reading to learn about him.
Meet Isaiah Lee, Dave Chappelle Attack Suspect
On 3 May 2022, comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked by suspect Isaiah Lee while on stage performing in Hollywood. The appearance was a part of the Netflix Is a Joke Fest, a live comedy festival that initiated on 28 April and continues through 8 May. Dave was performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California at the time of the incident.
According to the video, the man, now identified as Isaiah Lee, jumped on stage and tackled him to the floor. He was armed with a fake gun (a replica of a semi-automatic) and a knife attached to it which would eject when discharged correctly.
Lee was detained by the security after police arrested and took him in custody shortly after. Los Angeles County Jail records show that he was arrested by the LAPD’s Hollywood Division at 11:50 P.M. local time and booked on 4 May 2022 at 3:36 A.M.
He has been held on a $30,000 bond after the incident, according to the report of TMZ.
Journalist Sharon Carpenter tweeted, that he was finishing up his performance when a man ran on stage and lunged at him, and knocked him to the floor.
Isaiah has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, NBC Los Angeles reported. The motive for the attack has not been made public. Heavy reported it is unclear if he has an attorney or spokesperson who would comment on his behalf.
According to the 32-second version video shared on Twitter by the username DoZay, Dave carried on the show after the incident. Another video showed comedian Chris Rock joining Chappelle on stage after the incident. Video also showed Chappelle joking about how he “stomped a n—a backstage” after the attack.
After, the incident Isaiah was injured and shared that he was loaded into an ambulance, as tweeted by a Twitter user. According to NBC Los Angeles, the LAPD said the suspect suffered “superficial injuries”.
An eyewitness told TMZ that the attacker got up and started running when a swarm of people went after him. He was running around the screen on the stage when, as the eyewitness put it, “the mob caught yo with him and beat the crap out of him, stomping on him”. The eyewitness also revealed Jamie Foxx and Busts Rhymes got a few licks in.
According to the photo posted on socials, his arm was backward, his eye was swollen shut, bloody nose, a swollen forehead, and a dislocated shoulder.
Why Did Isaiah Lee Attack Dave Chapelle?
The reason behind Isaiah Lee attacking Dave Chapelle hasn’t been made public yet.
Is Isaiah Lee Trans?
While Dave Chappelle started out as a victim, he immediately turned the tables on himself when he joked that he must have been tackled by a “trans man”. This infuriated a lot of people and some of them even took it to Twitter to defend the trans community.
“Leave the trans community alone FFS [for f–k’s sake] – bulls–t/words like this are why the trans community are the most victimized, assaulted, and abused,” one critic tweeted.
Likewise, another tweeted on the same topic, “If you think I’m going to feel sorry for that transphobe Dave Chappelle, please don’t. The moment security protects him from the attack, he immediately jokes it was a transgender man (it wasn’t) — but it’s clear he will continue to put a target on trans people regardless”.
“Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage and the first thing he does is make a joke blaming trans people. I’m glad he’s ok but f–k Dave Chappelle,” a third Twitter user agreed.
Isaiah Lee Age
As reported in May 2022, Isaiah Lee is 23-year-old. He celebrates his birthday on 23 June.
Isaiah Lee Job
Isaiah Arias Lee is an aspiring rapper by profession. He goes by the name Noname Trapper. Check out his SoundCloud for his music. Surprisingly, he also has a song titled Dave Chappelle featuring Lilwi33a. He released the song in 2020. Contrary to the title of the song, he doesn’t talk about Dave in the song.
He uses the comedian’s name as a metaphor.
Isaiah has released an album titled I love ur thoughts in 2019.
Furthermore, on his Instagram story, Isaiah also released a list of his top 30 rappers. From 1 to 30 in that order, he has listed Jay Z, Notorious BIG, Nas, DMX, Lil Wayne, Big L, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Jadakiss, Cassidy, Outcast, Fugees, Eminem, Juelz Santana, Papoose, Ja Rule, T Pain, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, T.I., Kanye West, Camron, Lil Jon, Lauryn Hill, Future, XXXTentacion, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Logic, Drake, and his friend LilWi33a.
He is also on SoundCloud.
Is Isaiah Lee On IG?
A few hours before Isaiah posted a story with a filter that showed him with a bloody nose, but actually ended up having more than a bloody nose after the attack.
Where Is Isaiah Lee From?
According to New York Post, Isaiah Lee’s address was Los Angeles Homeless Center. According to his Facebook, he hailed from Brooklyn, New York.
How Tall Is Isaiah Lee?
According to jail records, Isaiah Lee stood tall at 5 feet 10 inches. He weighed 140 pounds.