In a new interview with the New York Post, Lee opened up about why he decided to jump onstage and attack Chappelle. “I identify as bisexual… and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” he revealed. “I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”

Lee also revealed that he’s a single dad to a five-year-old. “It’s a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke,” he added.

Some of Chappelle’s other material at the stand-up show angered Lee. He told the New York Post that he reached his breaking point when the comedian made a joke about pedophilia, which Lee alleged brought up painful memories of his own molestation as a teenager.

Lee, a wannabe rapper working under the name NoName_Trapper, admitted that he was carrying a replica handgun with a retractable knife for protection but claimed he didn’t have it out when he charged onstage.

He also discussed the severe treatment he received at the hands of the security guards who roughed him up after his attack on Chappelle: “They spat on me and twisted me as if on purpose,” he recalled.

According to Lee, he shared an interesting conversation with Chappelle backstage after the attack. “I told him my mother and grandmother, who fought for his civil rights to be able to speak, would be upset at the things he said,” Lee said, with the comedian allegedly replying, “Now your story will die with you, son.”

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Chappelle hasn’t commented publicly on Lee’s interview but the comedian has been drawn into another controversy over the past few days. After John Mulaney brought him out as his surprise opener during a Friday performance on his tour, Chappelle allegedly told more transphobic jokes, prompting criticism of both comics on social media.

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