The 23-year-old man who tackled standup comedian Dave Chappelle in Los Angeles during the “Netflix Is A Joke” festival on May 4 said he was triggered by the content of the comedy event.

Isaiah Lee, who said he was at one point homeless, claimed his aggression that night came after a previous comedian's content on pedophilia triggered his trauma from when he was 17 years old. The comedian's comments, along with built-up anger over past comments from Chappelle about the LGBTQ community and homelessness, caused to him attack Chappelle on stage, according to an interview with the New York Post.

“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Lee told the New York Post from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. The New York Post published the article on Sunday.

“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect,” he said.

Lee said his actions at the Hollywood Bowl were also motivated by being a single father and that he took exception to jokes about pedophilia. He said that he does not regret what he did because he saw it as speaking out about the issues. 

"I’m also a single dad and my son is 5, It’s a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke," Lee said.

When Lee tackled Chappelle, he was armed with a replica handgun that had a knife blade attached, which caused him to be charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Lee said that he had the replica gun on him for protection because he is a “minor celebrity.” Lee claims to be a rapper, who goes by the name “NoName_Trapper.”