On Sunday, The Lotus Restaurant, a Vietnamese eatery at 113 West Grant Street that’s been servicing Minneapolis since 1983, uploaded photos of the music pop star and the legendary stand-up comic on their social networking sites.
“Dave Chappelle and Justin Bieber just enjoyed a wonderful lunch,” the eatery said on Facebook, perhaps undervaluing the situation.
Chappelle would be in Minneapolis for a couple of days, for the screening of his documentary Untitled, which will be held at Target Center on Weekends. And at Sunday’s program, Chappelle brought out Bieber as being one of his guest appearances, along with Usher.
There has been a number of times when Justin Bieber had spent time in the spotlight in Minnesota. In 2016, Bieber went windsurfing in the Detroit Lakes region before performing in the Fargodome and Minneapolis. In addition to Lotus,
A short while later, Chappelle’s official photographer, Mathieu Bitton, a Grammy-nominated filmmaker, designer, and photographer, released photographs of him on Electric Fetus.
Chappelle is a frequent visitor to the Twin Cities. In 2013, he began a ten-show run at the famed First Avenue, which culminated in a pancake brunch at Target Center. After Prince’s death in 2016, the edgy comic scheduled three more concerts at the legendary music venue. Other strange Chappelle appearances have also occurred throughout the years.
It turns out that when Dave Chappelle says he’ll bring celebrity guests, he actually means it.
The comic’s 4 hr performance at Target Center on Sunday night was advertised largely as a platform for fans to view his new recent documentary. However, when Justin Bieber and Usher abruptly entered the stage, it became Twin Cities’ most surprising pop spectacles of the year.
Following the screening of the movie, which highlights Chappelle’s attempts to run an outdoor comedy theatre during the epidemic, the headliner performed 15 minutes of stuff. It mostly comprised of Prince tales and praising Minneapolis for how it addressed the death of George Floyd.
Fans of stand-up comedy must have been unhappy that Chappelle didn’t do much of it. But little did they know that the evening had only just begun.
After Chappelle bid the audience a good night, Bieber walked onstage unexpectedly for 4 songs in a beanie hat and grungy shirt, supported by 5 bandmates. He began “Peaches” at a piano, then walked to center stage, where he had been quickly joined by Usher, a mentor who was primarily responsible for his discovery.
Bieber then sat on a chair with Chappelle directly in the front of the band, while Usher wooed the audience with four of his own songs, including “U Don’t Have to Call.” Neither performer had spent much time displaying their signature dance routines, however, Usher executed a couple of Michael Jackson maneuvers that impressed even from the nosebleed seats.
Chappelle persuaded Bieber to sing “Love Yourself” at the conclusion of the event. At the event’s conclusion, Chappelle applauded the city for making a concerted effort in effecting change.
“It is an honor for me to appear in front of you,” he remarked. “I’m there whenever you need me.”
The trip resumes in Des Moines on Tuesday.