Yeah... that might be more blatant because I feel like white people *can* "get" Chapelle's humor and could circa 2003, but at the same time I remember being in college at the time and hearing frat boys screaming "I'M RICK JAMES BIIIIIIIIIIIIITCH" at each other along the Ave. I feel like Chappelle's / Charlie Murphy's messages there were "Rick James was kind of a weird guy, and Prince is a bit crazy too, albeit in a less slap-happy, more inclusive way" and an awful lot of people took it as "lol black people are funny". There actually may even be overlapping territory here; I'll cite Lula's behavior at the end of the play I cited in the OP as a 1960s example of a woman doing the exact same thing (as well as the black main character's reaction - it felt like his only choices were to laugh and accept the bastardization of his culture or rail against this stuff and be silenced). Is it *quite* the same thing? Now that I'm spelling it out, I'm not sure, actually.