Justin Bieber, Usher join Dave Chappelle in show before Des Moines stop

When Dave Chappelle’s announced his Nov. 9 Des Moines show two weeks ago, the news release said he would be bringing “friends” to the performance.

Just who those friends will be remains unknown. But Chappelle’s Nov. 7 performance in Minneapolis, and the one before that in San Francisco, provided some tantalizing possibilities.

Taking the stage to screen his “Untitled” documentary at the Twin Cities’ Target Center, he was joined by Justin Bieber and Usher, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The newspaper said Bieber, scheduled to appear April 24 at Wells Fargo Arena, performed four songs, then was joined by Usher, who performed four songs of his own. A Chappelle-directed jam session followed.

A cast of comedians also performed routines, including the transgender Pink Foxx — an indication, the Star-Tribune reported, that “not everyone in the transgender community was upset about the jokes he made in his latest Netflix special, ‘The Closer.'” The network’s airing of what critics said were Chappelle’s intolerant comments gained wide news coverage in October when it spurred a protest walkout by some Netflix employees.

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