The Juice Podcast: Charlie Murphy Talks Chappelle, Prince & Michael Jackson's Impact & Beyoncé Jokes
For this week's episode of The Juice podcast, we celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" album and the five-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing (June 25).
VIBE's deputy editor Clover Hope and writer Keith Murphy (VIBE, Myspace, Rolling Stone, Billboard) join me as co-hosts. They shared where they were when they first heard of MJ's passing (in 2009), the connection between MJ and Prince and which artist has the potential to be the "next Michael Jackson." (Clover and I choose Beyoncé, while our guest, Charlie Murphy, goes with Justin Bieber.)
Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy called in to speak on the memorable "True Hollywood Stories: Prince" skit, off Dave Chappelle's "Chappelle's Show." "That tells me that he's that crazy! He doesnt take himself too seriously. If you can't laugh at yourself, you don't deserve to laugh at anybody else," Charlie Murphy says when he saw that Prince used a photo of the skit as his single artwork.
He also shared about the time him and his brother and actor, Eddie Murphy, went to the L.A. premiere of Prince's "Purple Rain," being on set of Michael Jackson's "Rember The Time" music video and his closeness with Chappelle.
Dave Chappelle has been killing his week-long stand-up series at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Charlie, who opened for Chappelle this past Sunday, is prepping the debut of Adult Swim's scripted comedy show, "Black Jesus," which airs on August 7.