(CNN)“Chappelle’s Present” is now not on Netflix, and Dave Chappelle is pleased about it.
The comic on Tuesday opened up in a video posted to Instagram concerning the streaming service’s transfer, which he says got here at his request.
In his video, Chappelle acknowledges that the contract he signed with ViacomCBS permits for his present to stream with out further fee to him — the creator, star and govt producer — he takes difficulty with the method.
“They (ViacomCBS) did not need to pay me as a result of I signed the contract,” Chappelle stated. “However is that proper? I discovered that these folks have been streaming my work and so they by no means needed to ask me or they by no means have to inform me. Completely authorized as a result of I signed the contract. However is that proper? I did not suppose so both. That is why I like working for Netflix.”
CNN has reached out to ViacomCBS for remark.
When reached by CNN, Netflix had no remark.
“Chappelle’s Present” started streaming on Netflix on November 1 and was eliminated not too long ago.
Chappelle has been a part of the Netflix fold since 2016, when the streamer introduced it had struck a profitable three-special cope with the comic. That deal was ultimately expanded.
“I like working for Netflix as a result of when all these dangerous issues occurred to me, that firm did not even exist. And once I discovered they have been streaming ‘Chappelle’s Present,’ I used to be livid. How may they not — how may they not know? So you recognize what I did? I referred to as them, and I informed them that this makes me really feel dangerous. And also you wish to know what they did? They agreed that they might take it off their platform simply so I may really feel higher,” he added.
“Chappelle’s Present” aired for 3 seasons on Viacom-owned Comedy Central earlier than Chappelle famously and abruptly stop.
It’s nonetheless obtainable to stream on Comedy Central (with cable subscription) and subscription streaming companies CBS All Entry and HBO Max. (CNN and HBO Max share mum or dad firm WarnerMedia.)
“That is why I f— with Netflix,” Chappelle added. “As a result of they paid me my cash, they do what they are saying they will do and so they went above and past what you may anticipate from a businessman. They did one thing simply because they thought that I’d suppose that they have been fallacious. I do, I feel in case you are f—ing streaming that present you are fencing stolen items. They stole that from me. They simply took it. I am not up right here attempting to inform you guys that I imagine that Comedy Central gave me a uncooked deal simply because I am Black, I imagine they gave me a uncooked deal as a result of this f—ing business is a monster.”