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Rapper 50 Cent blasted the Los Angeles district attorney's office after it reportedly declined to file any felony charges against the male suspect who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle during a recent comedy set.
It is unclear at the time of this reporting whether the suspect is a member of the LGBTQ community.
What are the details?
On Thursday night, the rapper — whose real name is Curtis Jackson — took to Instagram, where he wrote, “Oh s***, is the LGBTQ gonna kill dave right in front of us? He had a weapon a gun, knife how he or she don’t get charged? The world is over, F*** this."
Chappelle's attacker, identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, faces four misdemeanor charges in connection with the incident.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced the charges on Thursday.
"What should have been an evening of laughter at The Hollywood Bowl this past Tuesday night was suddenly interrupted when suspect Isaiah Lee allegedly charged onto the stage attacking comedian Dave Chappelle," he said.
"The suspect was allegedly carrying a weapon," Feuer continued. "This alleged attack has got to have consequences."
Lee is facing battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and commission of an act that delays the event or interferes with a performer.
Feuer added that his office intends to "vigorously prosecute" its case against Lee.
No motives in the attack have been announced at this time.
What else is there to know about this?
Aaron Lee, the suspect's brother, told Rolling Stone that he can't understand why his younger brother would attack Chappelle.
"He doesn't have any type of animosity toward [Chappelle] that I know about," he said, but added that his brother does have a variety of transgender friends, which may have contributed to his motive.
“Yeah, it could have definitely been a factor, but I really don’t know,” Aaron added.
In a statement on the attack, Carla Sims, who is Chappelle's publicist, told the Hollywood Reporter that the comedian "refuses to allow ... [the] incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment."
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