Time just published (exclusively online) an interview with wayward comedian Dave Chapelle. Chapelle denies rumors that he has gone to South Africa to check into a mental hospital or because of substance abuse. He is staying with a family friend and has gone to South Africa to escape some of those in his "inner circle" whose behavior towards him has changed since he signed a $50 million deal with Comedy Central. Chapelle describes the reasoning behind his departure from the U.S. as follows:
Chappelle says he is in South Africa to find "a quiet place" for a while. "Let me tell you the things I can do here which I can't at home: think, eat, sleep, laugh. I'm an introspective dude. I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes. And I've been doing a lot of thinking here."
I don't quite know how to spin this story into dissing on cons, so I'll just say this: "Fuck you, cons."