D.L. Hughley is coming forward with his side of the story involving Theophilus London. On Sunday (March 20), the Trinidadian rapper claimed he “pressed” Hughley over this recent online spat with Kanye West, prompting the comedian’s security to intervene. But according to VladTV, Hughley was caught off guard by London’s account. He said there was a brief verbal exchange and nothing more.
The 59-year-old went on to explain he noticed London repeatedly walking by his table as he was eating dinner with his family at Nobu in Malibu. When Hughley went to use the restroom, he encountered London taking selfies in the mirror. London then asked, “What up OG?” before bringing up his feud with Kanye and telling him he needs to “make it right.” But Hughley fired back, “[Kanye West] needs to make it right!”
That’s where he said the conversation ended and London exited the bathroom. He also noted the restaurant security intervened – not his own.
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D.L. Hughley’s recollection of the incident differs from London’s. In a series of photos and videos uploading to his Instagram Stories, London appeared to confronted Hughley near the bathroom area.
“LMAO,” he wrote. “I TOLD HIM TO APOLOGIZE ON CAMERA FOR DOING THAT VLAD INTERVIEW AND HIS PEOPLE CALLED SECURITY.”
In a clip, it looked like London tried to walk toward a dinner table where Hughley was sitting. Before London had a chance to speak, he was pushed away by security. He captioned that post, “I’M A GOOD BOY AND PEACE MAKER THO, JUST CAME TO BALL ON SOME FISH.”
Kanye West went after Hughley last week, calling him a dumb ass ouse n-gga” and a “drug addict” while threatening to pay him a visit at his Calabasas home.
Hughley returned fire on Twitter, writing, “Hmm! Ain’t it weird that #Kanye supposedly has all these goons who will for him, but not one of them will get his prescriptions filled? Here’s a thought while you’re on your way to kill me in Calabasas, how about somebody drop by CVS and pick up his Xanax! Lol. Ain’t no way in hell I’d ever be scared of a dude who wears #IKnowWhatDidLastSummerBoots!!!”
Hughley’s fellow comedian Steve Harvey also got in on the action, saying during an episode of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, “Pull up, it ain’t what you want. If y’all do get to scrapping, all my cash on D.L., cause you have no idea. You been a lil politically, socially conscious rapper — we from a ass-whoopin’ era. … We from a whole ’nother era.”
He added, “Ye, c’mon man, back up a little bit. … D.L. ain’t your problem. Don’t go out there against that man’s family.”
Kanye went on a mission earlier this month, targeting everyone from his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Pete Davidson to Saturday Night Live guest writer Dave Sirus and Trevor Noah. His antics prompted Instagram to suspend his account for 24 hours for violating the platform’s policies on bullying and harassment. His performance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards has also been pulled.