"It was Muhammad Ali in Olympic Village. He just knew he was gonna get the gold," Chappelle said.
He was listening to Jay Z's recently released Black Album with Common, Talib Kweli and West. On one song, Jay Z raps, "Kanyeezy, you's a genius. You did it again!"
Chappelle said that West heard the shout-out and spoke up for the first time that day: "Stop the record and rewind that!"
When they were watching the edit for the Dave Chappelle Show episode, West responded to a phone call with his now-famous sense of self-regard.
"I'm watching sketches no one's seen before. Cuz my life is dope and I do dope sh**," West reportedly said.
The Kanye anecdotes starts at mark 4:03 in the video above.
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