Kanye West Inspired Chris Rock's "Black Plague" Tour Title

posted June 15, 2014 10:30:00 AM CDT | 5 comments

Kanye West Inspired Chris Rock's "Black Plague" Tour Title

Chris Rock also says Questlove is "the Lionel Richie of The Roots."

Chris Rock says he's set to go on a comedy tour titled The Black Plague Tour, a title he got from a friend who happens to be one of the most prominent rappers in the industry. 

"Kanye [West] gave me that name," Chris Rock says during an interview with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "The other day, we were hanging out and he gave me that name. We were listening to records or whatever and he said 'black plague.' I was like, 'Woo, can I use that?' He was like, 'Okay.'"

During the interview, Chris Rock also spoke about Amir "Questlove" Thompson's role in The Roots, Jimmy Fallon's house band. 

"Amir's the Lionel Richie of The Roots," "You see him in commercials and stuff. I'm like, 'Where's The Roots at?' You hear music, but you don't see none of the guys...He's got a car commercial and KFC, right? He's got KFC...They're drum sticks...Get to the root of the chicken." 

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