Dave Chappelle tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday (Jan. 22), which led the comedian to cancel a string of shows in Austin, Texas.
Following the news, sleuths on the Internet began to speculate that Grimes infected the star, as she and her partner Elon Musk were photographed hanging out at Stubb’s in Austin with Chappelle, Joe Rogan and a bunch of other comedians earlier this week.
The singer revealed on Jan. 11 (less than two weeks ago) that she also tested positive. “Finally got COVID but weirdly enjoying the DayQuil fever dream…2021,” she wrote via Instagram Stories with a leaf and fairy emoji, over a screenshot of the single art for SZA’s new track “Good Days.”
Rogan, however, says that Chapelle’s COVID diagnosis was not Grimes’ fault. He debunked the rumors via Instagram while announcing the show cancellations. “Because people are asking, I was not exposed to the person who had covid and I have tested negative every day this week,” he wrote. “Also, the person that gave covid to Dave was NOT Elon’s partner @grimes.”